All posts tagged: air travel

Motivating. (And counting.) Not really a travelogue at all.

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A couple of weeks back I was sitting at the curling club after beating up some old men and — for reasons I can’t begin to guess — one of them asked me to ‘explain blogging.’ Naturally, I provided a thoughtful, balanced and insightful opinion: “It’s about narcissism.” “Is that all? I thought there’d be more to it.” “Not really. Everyone has at least one thing they can drone on and on about until they […]

Majoring (in disaster)

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My Bookshelf of Role-playing Games contains roughly three dozen of them, spread out over two and a half metres of shelf space. There are rulebooks, supplements, sourcebooks, modules, notebooks and binders, the latter two full of largely illegible handwriting that no human being on earth will ever be able to read (and that includes me). Various genres are represented in this almost Trumpian wall of deficient socialization — fantasy, science fiction, scantily-clad women with gargantuan […]

Abandoning (another travelogue)

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About seven hundred years ago, an Italian fountain (?) had a vision. In his vision he was lost in a forest and attacked by wild animals. Fortunately for him, though, he was rescued by a dead poet and soon after they encountered a famous gate, over which was inscribed Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate Since I don’t read medieval Italian (or any other kind for that matter) I looked for a translation. The always-helpful Project […]

Waiting. And running.

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I hate airports. Airports are the most soul-destroying things that most of us ever see. Well, probably not. But they aren’t good. I mean, everything about them is unpleasant. They’re ugly, expensive, annoying to get to and are a lot like shopping malls — without the free parking, easy access and places to buy things you might actually need. They’re also monuments to waiting. From the time you enter until the time you leave, you’re […]