License to renew my faith in humanity

License to renew my faith in humanity

Monday afternoon I received a phone call that affirmed my faith in humanity. As it came from an unrecognizable out-of-state number, and I’ve been fending off a five-year onslaught of unsolicited insurance robocallers, I considered not answering. But, the Sarasota prefix caught my attention and I worried it might have been regarding my mother, who [...]

The miracle of flight

The miracle of flight

My young friend Kate has carved out a career for herself that combines two of her great loves -- travel and empowerment. As such, she has ushered groups of young people through adventures all over the world. She recently told me about a conversation she overheard in a restaurant bathroom line. "A lady was complaining [...]

Airplane mode

Airplane mode

I had an epiphany in row 31 yesterday as I winged my way west on a Super Saver Fare. No one can reach you in airplane mode. That meant, for the duration of my flight, my only responsibility was to put my seat back and tray table in its upright and locked position when we [...]