Nest Half-Empty by | Mar 7, 2014 | boarding pass, car services, career opportunities, dogs, essays, Hobo Pancakes, humor, jump ropes, Kennedy, Los Angeles, Newark, packing, San Francisco, sprained ankles

      As of Sunday morning, the men in my family had—temporarily—flown the coop.  For me, their same-day departures were strangely unsettling, lots of commotion around packing for different cities, arranging to be picked up two hours apart: one going to Kennedy, the...

Fret Blue

by | Jan 10, 2014 | 9/11, airline delays, airport security, blizzards, confusing websites, Delta, FAA rules, flight cancellations, holiday travel, Jet Blue, JFK closing, Los Angeles, pilots, polar vortex, recorded voices

     Even in the best of weather, flying can give you the blues. Nowadays, you have to arrive at the airport two hours early, stand on line to check your luggage, and wait again to go through security. At the security station, you must remove your shoes, watches, and...

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