…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…

…Wise Up

We’re halfway through the week, and it seems like as good a time as any to drop some knowledge. Or if you prefer the hashtag version, it’s time to share some #WednesdayWisdom. “Fake” has been thrown around a lot recently, so to counterbalance that lack of authenticity, here are some genuine facts to help you…

…Confiscate

Everyone’s favorite government agency, has taken an interesting approach to deterring those who would try and sneak their dangerous carry-ons into the nation’s skies. No, they haven’t added yet another invasion of our privacy and personal space to the theatrical event that airport security has become. They’re using a nice healthy dose of public shame,…

…Break Out

The Transportation Security Administration was rattled this past Friday by a small security breach at Newark Liberty International Airport. The incident, while minor, prompted the shut down and evacuation of part of a terminal. The perpetrator? A baby. Before you scoff, consider the damage that could have been done. Who knows what dangerous substances this…

…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,…