THE PERIPHERY Arrival to Africa
This is the second piece in a series about my new life, experiences, insights, and project in East Africa.
At 3:00 a.m. I was standing naked over the drain in the concrete floor of an outhouse-l... Posted on 2/2/14 at 5:20 AM
THE NEW FORTY Are you smarter than a 9-year-old?
I am intrigued today by a story from the Associated Press out of Minneapolis about a 9-year-old boy who was able to grab another person's luggage off the baggage carousel, skip out of a lunch bill, ge... Posted on 10/6/13 at 1:38 PM
SWEET CONCLUSIONS A Grand Ole Texas Time (Part 5)
continuation of A Grand Ole Texas Time (part 4)
So, now we have been told to evacuate the Dallas/Fort Worth airport, have heard the news of further terrorists threats and we are about to board our f... Posted on 8/25/13 at 12:59 PM
GOOD PEOPLE GOOD BUSINESS Rumors, Assumptions, and What-ifs
Im sitting at the gate waiting to board my plane for Chicagoexcept there is no plane to board. I have joined a throng of humanity all scheduled to depart from the same gate on three different flights.... Posted on 3/11/13 at 9:03 AM
MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin vowed "retribution is inevitable" for the suicide bombing that killed 35 people at Russia's busiest airport, while President Dmitry Medvedev demanded robust checks at all transport hubs and lashed out at the airport for lax security.
Updated: 12:50 p.m.
MOSCOW — A suicide bomber set off an explosion that ripped through Moscow's busiest airport on Monday, coating its international arrivals terminal in blood. The attack killed at least 31 people and wounded nearly 170, Russian officials said.
WASHINGTON — With one of the year's busiest traveling days fast approaching, the Obama administration's top transportation security official on Monday urged passengers angry over safety procedures not to boycott airport body scans.
CHICAGO — Most Americans haven't yet encountered the new full-body scanners at airports, but concerns about safety and privacy raised by the new screening methods are reaching a fever pitch, fanned by viral videos and the 24-hour news cycle.
ATLANTA — In a climate of Internet campaigns to shun airport pat-downs and veteran pilots suing over their treatment by government screeners, some airports are considering another way to show dissatisfaction: Ditching TSA agents altogether.
NEW YORK — A child apparently directed pilots last month from the air traffic control center at John F. Kennedy Airport, one of the nation's busiest airports, according to audio clips. The Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday that it was investigating.
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