Thursday, February 01, 2018

No rest for the wicked.

The picture below is from a hotel next to the Honolulu Airport.  The quote in the title is roughly from Isaiah 57:20-21. Gotta keep traveling.  Last year I made United Premier Gold status, which means flying more than 50,000 miles in one year, but I didn't only fly United.  It is all romantic until you have to do it.  I am reminded that etymologically "travel" and "travail" are connected. 

To help pass the time, I downloaded an audio copy of "A Captivity of Nearly Three Years Among the Savages of Nootka Sound", by John Jewitt (1783-1821).  My travels seem to be going better than his and I have lived considerably longer than his 38 years, so I have much to be thankful to God.  Hopefully I will be able to get out of Hawaii in better condition than Captain Cook did.  The first thing I learned about John Jewitt was that his parents wanted him to be an educated type, but instead his inclinations led him to become a skilled laborer and they grudgingly approved of his journey abroad from England to seek out a more profitable life in America.  I am looking for parenting lessons to apply here in Silicon Valley as I advise parents about whether or not to push their kids into college, regardless of their aptitude and interest in such things



Rummuser said...

What will be your advice to the parents?

Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

I share Rummy's curiosity: what will you advise the parents?

I'm glad your travels are pleasant and you still find time to educate yourself (even more) :D.

Wishing you a blessed weekend...

Looney said...

I must finish the story first, before figuring out the advice to give!

Inklings said...

I can't even fathom flying 50,000 miles in a year.