Paradise Found


Well, it’s back to reality…

After a wonderful week on Maui, where my oldest daughter got married in a small family wedding, it’s back to the daily grind of work and life problems large and small. But the rest was a tonic, the ceremony and time with family a true blessing. A week with no newspaper, no TV, no computer or internet (aargh!!), no pagers or night calls, mostly spent with feet up, basking in warm tropical breezes, catching up on my reading (Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and Richard Weavers’ classic Ideas Have Consequences, if you must know–and yes, I do find such reading relaxing), dining on Maui’s extraordinary seafood–such is true heaven, Paradise Found. But like all Paradises on earth, temporary and too fleeting. Sigh.

Anyway, I hope to start posting again soon. Thanks for visiting and reading.

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11 thoughts on “Paradise Found

  1. What a great place to get married. My wife and I were married on a tiny beach south of Kihei. Best decision (well, besides marrying my wife) that I’ve ever made. Congrats to your family.

  2. Welcome back, Dr. Bob! You were certainly missed. Looking forward to your next post.

  3. Congratulations to the groom. Best wishes to the bride. Welcome back!

    Richard Weaver lost me when he went off on a rant about the rise of jazz being a symptom of cultural decline, or something like that. Whether you like it or not, jazz is musically rich and complex. I couldn’t help thinking, after that passage, that Weaver was decking his prejudices out in intellectual duds.

    I’m also chary a writer of Southern origins who does cultural analysis but doesn’t tackle race.

  4. i was born in hawaii but left as a small child so i hold no memories of it like i would if i were to visit as an adult…it sounds as if you are relaxed and refreshed; try to hold onto that :)

    blessings on the new couple and their families.

  5. Good to hear your voice! Welcome back.

    Btw, a week spent at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Durango, CO, with a riverview room, is also very healing and relaxing. The river: maybe 50′ outside the room. The view, otherwise: green grass; green trees which, on some visits, have been laden with lovely flowers; green hillsides; rafters coursing the river; the occasional dog swimming downriver, having chased a stick into the water. Most of that probably sounds like a “so what?” to you, but, you see, we live in the brown, dry desert southwest.

    However, we’ve also found Kauai and Orcas Is. enormously restful and healing.

    Mostly, I’m just glad you checked in and look forward to your next post.

  6. Does coming back to the real world mean you are back to blogging world as well???? hoping hoping hoping (picture old target christmas commercial with nose to window and fingers tapping on window ….)

  7. Now that’s MY kind of break! Anywhere in Hawaii is paradise to me and I hope I get to go back there again before I die. Welcome back; I will look forward to the next post.

  8. I only recently discovered your blog (I don’t get out much) and enjoy it immensely. I’m pleased that you decided to resume blogging. A man who loves Chesterton’s Othodoxy (written before his conversion; also try The Everlasting Man, written after his conversion) and Hawaii (try The Big Island sometime to truly get away from it all) is my kind of guy. Hope you stiff-armed “burnout” for a bit. Been there and “feel your pain.”

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