By Craig Burgess
By Craig E. Burgess
If ever there have been a professional within the historical past, attractiveness, and total most sensible areas to go to in Hawaii, Craig E. Burgess will be that individual. His first stopover at to the islands used to be in 1974, the 1st of 41 in overall!
Providing a glimpse of Hawaiian tradition, background, song, paintings, and day-by-day existence to the reader, A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise used to be encouraged by way of Craig’s time spent with specific citizens of Hawaii who shared a unique “Spirit of Aloha” in the course of his 41 visits to the islands. His wish is that in your stopover at, you spend time with neighborhood citizens of the islands and “talk tale” with them, instead of easily going there for an “Aloha” blouse, flower lei, or another memento.
This appealing selection of anecdotes, encouraged poems, and particular tales you can’t get from commute books encourages readers to discover how one can preserve the normal fantastic thing about the islands—and to make some of the best in their event during this magical utopia.
About the Author
Craig E. Burgess graduated from Audubon highschool in Audubon, New Jersey, because the valedictorian of the category of 1963. He entered Rutgers collage as a pre-med pupil, then replaced his significant after his sophomore yr, graduating with a double significant in languages: Spanish and German. He bought a instructing fellowship on the college of Pennsylvania and, in 1968, used to be employed as a Spanish teacher for the hot Cherry Hill highschool East, positioned purely six miles from his domestic in Audubon. Craig accomplished his master’s measure at Penn—in education—in 1971 and spent his complete twenty-six-year educating profession at CHHSE, taking early retirement in 1994. whereas at East, he served as Language division Chairperson for 6 years and as college consultant to the Spanish Honor Society, the school’s Adopt-A-Grandparent application, and the overseas Literary Club—a crew of scholars who bought nationwide acceptance for its language journal, Passport.
Craig’s writing “career” started in 1987—at the age of forty-two—after receiving nationwide acceptance for a poem he had composed on one in every of his 41 visits to the Hawaiian Islands: a poem entitled “A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise,” the identify chosen for this number of images and poems, a suite released after greater than thirty years of reviews within the islands.
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