Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fly the Unfriendly Skies

“Welcome to Boston.  The local time is 5:45 pm.  We know you have many transportation options and on behalf of the flight crew and cabin staff we’d like to thank you for choosing Delta.  Whether you are traveling on further or if Boston is your final destination, we wish you a pleasant evening.” Have you ever heard those words before? Me too. So many times in fact, that I wrote them from memory. But for whom and for what purpose […] Click to read more…

 

Taken to the Cleaners

You’ll be pleased to learn that over the past 20 years, my weight has remained remarkably constant (170 pounds). By comparison, during that same time span, my family size has more than doubled, the junk in my basement has grown like a cancer, and the hair on my head, which once grew happily and plentifully, has fallen off to nearly zero. Frankly, my body weight is one of the most stable aspects of my entire life. What has changed, body-wise, […] Click to read more…

 

Failure to Launch

I’ve been traveling a lot lately – mostly Canada, but in the U.S. as well. By the end of this month I’ll have been to 12 cities over the previous 7 weeks. Is it because the National Basketball Association has asked me to tag along during the playoffs, in the belief that having a witty E-Newsletter expert on hand would add a certain something to the postgame commentary? No, but I like how you’re thinking. What happened was that I […] Click to read more…