The Future for Frank and Cynthia Without Kialoa II
Frank Robben - May 1999
I would like to visit several places in the world. It would be most interesting
to stay for a while in Cynthia's home town, Kandy in Sri Lanka, or in the
nearby village where she has property and her favorite sister lives. Perhaps
we would build a house on her property, it would be an interesting project
and could be rented.
With Cynthia I would love to tour India and see some of the famous places
of that very ancient civilization, to visit some friends there, and to go
up a bit into the Himalayas, say at least to Kathamandu, and maybe a bit
We would like Maria, now nearing 12, to attend school for a while in Sri
Lanka so as not to forget her homeland and language.
It would be wonderful to return for a bit to Sweden where I know the language
and have many good memories. My daughter Katie and her husband Tom have
a summer house there, and it would be very interesting to visit old friends
in Sweden and in Europe.
I would like to write, and about a number of things. Occasionally I have
various inspirations. There are anecdotes from my life, observations on
people I have known and the situations in which I have been involved, and
sometimes I think seriously about the future of us on this planet, where
are we going and why, my musings.
I also have projects in mind, in particular one that I developed just a
bit when I was in college and rowing competitively. I think it is possible
to design and build a faster rowing shell. Still no one has done it and
I believe it would work.
And if we find that we miss living on a boat too much, we can always buy
a smaller yacht, one more suitable for a couple.