Sans Map

By Saturday, August 30, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

You may recall my “Eminent Domain” blog posted back in May after I attended my Penn reunion. I had listened to President Gutmann’s presentation and concluded that, given her use of the words “eminent” and “pre-eminent” 95 times in 30 minutes, that anyone wanting to hang around Penn better have some big ideas, some big ...

Lean In, Not Back

By Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

A small news story caught my attention yesterday. You may have missed it or not bothered to look twice at it. But, to me, it was action packed with potential. In short, United flight 1462 EWR to DEN was diverted to ORD because of a brew-ha-ha over one passenger’s refusal to let another passenger recline. ...

Baggage

By Saturday, August 23, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

I never check bags. That’s right. Never. Not on an overnight to BOS, and not on a 10 day trip to France. I guess at the root of it all, I want to hold on to my own baggage. And I don’t want to watch some carousel circulate everyone else’s baggage. Some people won’t use public ...

They Are Biohazards!

By Saturday, August 2, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

So I’m heading home from Denver, plopped in exit row aisle (wondering why it’s okay for that guy to have a bright yellow guitar case as carry on), when the flight attendant starts to do her safety routine. She’s already asked us if we speak English so my exit row mates are all doing their ...