People are criticizing President Obama for going to Martha’s Vineyard for a vacation in August. We here at Via Meadia think our old family stomping ground of Pawley’s Island would have been the better choice, but we hope the President and his family have a great time.Down time isn’t just goofing off time. It’s when a lot of the best creative thinking happens. I have posted some of my best essays between snorkel and scuba expeditions in the Caribbean. The president has a lot of thinking and processing to do and like every other human being he needs the company of his loved ones and to spend time with his favorite activities. Play golf, wind surf, play Parcheesi with the kids; whatever works for you, Mr. President. You’ll come back to a tough town, a tough economy and a tough world. Do whatever it takes so you can give us your best.