The hardest part of any trip is getting started, especially when getting started at 2:30 a.m.
The flight to Maui from Oahu is an up-and-down flight of just over half an hour.
Last week’s trip to Syracuse was not just a visit to my uncle but a chance to show America’s vast rust reserves and spare industrial capacity to my fiancee.
St. Nicholas visited my nephew Christmas morning in the form of his Uncle Mike in Santa drag.
I’m home from Argentina, a beautiful place with beautiful people.
Can you learn anything about a country from airport terminal gift shops?
I flew Northwest Airlines which is without a doubt our worst domestic carrier.
I’m back from the holiday weekend in Colorado. I spent a fair amount of time playing with my nearly one-year-old nephew.
I managed to get in and out of Denver between blizzards without incident, but I couldn’t get out of Newark on Monday on time because of slightly inclement weather and low visibility.
It’s snowing like damn in Colorado. I just called my brother and they’re totally shut in there, not having to go work, with his loving wife and their newborn baby, and his in-laws who cooked a delicious turkey dinner. Those, poor, unfortunate bastards. Conveniently, this natural disaster is scheduled to end tomorrow at noon. That […]
I got back home at about midnight last night, after a relatively smooth flight.
I got back to Iowa yesterday. The following things happened: Before leaving Las Vegas, my girlfriend dumped me for the second time in two weeks and for the umpteenth time in the last four years. It does not get easier with practice, it gets harder. After landing in Cedar Rapids the cabin filled with smoke […]
Coming into McCarran Airport, we flew very low over a mountain escapment, revealing the shiny city in all its nighttime decadence. From the plane I could see that there were very many hotels. A lot of them were right near the airport. Doesn’t the noise and air pollution make it less desireable to build there? […]
On my flight from Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Las Vegas, Nevada, the flight attendant said, “In the event of a water landing…” which struck me as funny because I didn’t expect to fly over any bodies of water large enough to land a jet in. Allegiant Airlines flies from small-market airports to Las Vegas and […]
Training at Harpers Ferry was great. I had fun, met a lot of nice people, and learned a lot.
I’m back in town after a couple of short trips. I spent the weekend in Colorado with my family, then came back to Iowa and drove to Springfield, Mo. for a workshop. My flight out of Colorado was cancelled Sunday night, making Monday a near-sleepless marathon of travel from Denver to Dallas to Cedar Rapids […]
Iowa seems like a pretty nice place to live.