A Profound Look Back at the Last Full Week of 2020

Excess season is upon us and will stay upon us for another week, which is great. We all need a bit of excess from time to time. The only problem with it is that with age the amount of relatively safe excess shrinks while the price you pay for it in hangovers and heartburns increases and this is the most profound message I could scrape off my holiday brain. Life is very unfair. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Last Full Week of 2020

Sky High 29: The Worst Crash in History

The plane took off once again, passed through the fog that was the mountain overlooking the lake, and emerged on the other side into a night sky that quickly began lightening up until, a few seconds later, it looked like late afternoon. Fog weaved in the air marring the view. What it did reveal as the 737 swam lower was flat and barren ground below, with a long grey stretch running through it. Continue reading Sky High 29: The Worst Crash in History

A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 14-20

The closer we come to the end of the year, the fewer things are happening. As it should be. We all need a bit of a break from time to time. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 14-20

Sky High 28: One of the Crew

Slowly but surely the plane was emptying. The woman who had refused to enter the bridge earlier now wrestled her way through the queue to go in. Continue reading Sky High 28: One of the Crew

A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 7-13

It has been another week of vaccine and lockdown news, as well as lockdown and vaccine news, and I don’t even want to start on Where the Economy is Going (Any economy. Anywhere) so I won’t. Let’s talk about something more profound. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: December 7-13

Sky High 27: It’s a Jet Bridge

Screams erupted in the cabin and Bianca clutched Gary tighter before releasing him and rushing out of the cockpit. Continue reading Sky High 27: It’s a Jet Bridge

Customer Complaint Re Zombie Apocalypse

To whom it may concern

Dear [Insert-name-here],

I have been patient beyond measure but the time has come to vent my disappointment in how things are run on this planet with regard to humankind. Earlier this year — although the latest reports point to late 2019 — a novel coronavirus spread through the human population (and some other animals), no doubt with the purpose of containing the spread of said population. This purpose was certainly noble. The execution of the plan, however, is falling well short of expectations. Continue reading Customer Complaint Re Zombie Apocalypse

A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 30 – December 6

We’ve now been at the country house for a full week without a single water supply outage and just a petty internet outage that couldn’t even come close to a real problem. Because it happened at a time when we had something else to think about. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 30 – December 6

Sky High 26: The Job

This plane was a 737, a brand new shiny one with Emirates printed on its side. And it was falling fast. Continue reading Sky High 26: The Job

A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 23-29

The smells of winter are becoming more distinct and Big C.’s sneezing is becoming rarer. All in all, not a bad week. Or was it? Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: November 23-29