Unplugged at Angel Falls

 

There are many reasons I adore my wife, Rebecca, and one of them is the pleasure we take in simple things.  A walkabout is a spiritual quest taken by a young Aborigine.  For us, a walkabout is as simple as unplugging for a few days and walking into the backcountry to hang-out with the butterflies at Angel Falls.

Angel Falls

The rhythm of the forest is slow, but it didn’t take long for us to slow down enough to find our still point.  It’s there that the knots can be untied.  At Angel Falls we loosened the stranglehold of our knots.  Maybe someday we will untie them all and set ourselves free.

Rebecca Grant

One of my favorite authors is Joseph Campbell and his most famous line might be, “Follow your bliss.”  Unplugging for a short time gave us the quiet we needed to open our eyes to the beauty that surrounds us.  For Rebecca and I, bliss was found among the ancient trees standing firmly rooted in Mother Earth while reaching high for the stars.

Forest Trail

Stand firm, my friends.  Reach high for the stars, my friends.

Dusk in the Red River Gorge

Peace out,

Robert

 

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As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

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