Sitting in the lobby of our hotel on an island in the middle of the Aegean Sea at 12:13 a.m. catching up on email, writing a strategy for a new client and continuing a long-term writing project for another, I can’t help but still be miffed about the president’s comments about small business. No matter the context, no one is taking time from this amazing place to keep the business running but me.

But I’ve already covered how I feel about that so I thought I’d just reflect on how amazing it is to continue to be able to do business here in this relatively remote island.  We are on Andros. It’s not an island on cruise line itineraries.  US travel agents don’t book tour groups here – and for the most part, if you are here from the US, it is because you have roots here.  In our case, it’s my wife’s roots.

Yet I’ve not missed a beat with business.  WIFI is better than in most places in the U.S., including in the town square of Chora, the main town on this side of the island.  But I’ve seen dozens of WIFI connections pop  up on my phone while walking around town and going to the beach.  Yesterday, we visited a remote beach via boat and my wife commented when we got there that there was cell service.

So while I am trying to TAKE a business break, I also know that it is my sole responsibility to keep my business running smoothly and don’t mind at all these little moments to catch up on what’s happening back home.

But for now it’s time to get some rest to face the day tomorrow – filled with beach time, chicken Gyros and good Greek wine.  Yassou!