University of Chicago Magazine's Reviews > ISLAND ADVENTURES: Disconnecting in the Caribbean and South Pacific

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Jeff Rasley, AB'75

From the author: "An island can be a place to be alone and to come to know yourself more deeply. An island can offer intimate encounters with natural wonders. A visitor to an island may discover a culture and people so different from the familiar that the traveler feels like a stranger in a strange land.

"Islands beckon us to slow down and experience life with more intentional awareness, to 'be here now.'

"The stories in this book are about temporarily disconnecting from ordinary life to experience islands, strange creatures, and different cultures. There are encounters with whales, sharks, strange two-legged creatures; a mystical experience of superhuman strength; and reflections on whether that was or wasn't by the grace of God. The stories are not so much a travelogue as an island-hopping adventure and spiritual journey.

"The reader will disconnect from the busyness of ordinary life to experience life at a slower pace, yet more consciously."

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August 27, 2018 – Shelved
August 27, 2018 – Shelved as: college

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