…Standoff

Today I thought I’d do something a little different. I’d like to say thank you. Specifically to the TSA workers who got me through security in record time this morning. In case you’ve forgotten our government has been in a partial shutdown for over three weeks. That partial shutdown means that many government employees are…

…Meet Cute

We’ve all been there, you book your flight to whatever destination, and find yourself facing an empty seat. Oh the possibilities. That empty seat could hold almost anything and anyone. A screaming infant and their overwhelmed mother, the passenger who overindulged at the airport bar, or possibly the man or woman of your dreams. If…

…Cook the Goose

For years these pests have been crossing our borders without repercussion.  They invade our parks and other public spaces.  They clog up roadways, terrrorize small children (and not so small children), and even taken down a plane.  Until now, we’ve accepted their existence, and even fed them on occasion. Now it’s time for them to…

…Pat-Down

In case the threat of an on the house cavity search wasn’t enough to scare you away from airports, the paranoid and over the top hypochondriacs of the world have come up with a new fear—germs! It turns out that they exist in airports too. I mean just think of all the opportunities that viruses…

…Travel Well

It’s officially here, Thanksgiving week. Time for turkey, dressing and, of course, traveling. Whether you’re going by plane, train or automobile there’s no getting around the fact that holiday travel is stressful. By train you get to deal with crowds and delays.  By car or bus you get to deal with weather and traffic. By plane,…

…Not Fly Off The Handle

It’s Memorial Day weekend (well close enough) and chances are good that you are heading out of town to enjoy the long, holiday weekend. If you’re traveling by air and happen to find yourself near a person who considers their security woes to be far worse than the millions of other air travelers, take comfort in…