This is just a short Squeaking Blog. Because I’m on vacation.
After a busy summer consisting of finishing the beta reader copies of A Good Community and sending them out, as well as my churchy duties (preaching twice while the pastor was away, overseeing Vacation Bible School, and helping at the church’s sandwich booth at the 4-H Fair), my family whisked me away to a remote location.
The California coastline.
The flight was smooth, but LONG. We guess-timated it was about 11 hours, plus a 3-hour layover in Los Angeles. And on the last leg of the trip, on the way to Kona, Hawaii, the plane was cold. Yikes!
Just a little philosophical note: Americans are terrible about giving their employees time off. My father always used to say that a person needed two weeks in order to feel rested before returning to work. I believe it, although our trip is only 8 days long.
If you can't relax here, you can't relax anywhere!
Still, if we want people to be productive, they need time off to rest and have fun.
But, of course, no one with any power is going to listen to me because, much like the nineteenth century, our contemporary powers-that-be enjoy grinding their workers into the ground until they’re all used up. That, of course, is just my opinion, but as a theologian, allow me also to note that God wants us to take a rest (that Sabbath on the seventh day thing, too).
Okay, I’m rambling. Have a good week, everyone. Enjoy the photos. I’ll be back next Monday with a bunch of shots and then will return to regular blogging.
Janet Stafford, Squeaking Pips Founder