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Icarus, the Sequel: Baggage Interruptus

[Recap of Icarus: I try to fly across the Atlantic on Saturday night and fail.] Sunday 9:00 Check in for my re-booked flight, scheduled to depart at 5:00 p.m. Call the car service and book a car for 2:45, since … Continue reading

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Icarus

One of the greatest triumphs and failures of modern civilization might be airline travel. As a comedian has argued, it is a miracle and we should stop whining if there are some kinks. But on the other hand, it can make you crazy because you’ve been led to believe it is possible and the refutation of that promise feels like utter betrayal. Continue reading

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Baggage

Travel is enriching to the soul. But baggage can drain your spirit. Not to mention that it can also strain your back, chafe your hands, and occasionally vanish into thin air. That’s why I travel like a runaway bride, fleeing … Continue reading

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Flying

I made my first plane trip when I came to the United States for graduate school in my early twenties. That was over thirteen years ago. I’ve clocked a lot of miles for domestic and international trips since then. I … Continue reading

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