The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.
Early in the evening, Leonard Cohen adjusted the angle on his fedora, looked out at the audience and said, "I don't know when we'll meet again, but tonight I promise I'll give you everything I've got." And he did, including an encore of six more songs.
Hey Waldo, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I can see something ain't right. Just look around.
President Obama won because for the first time Democratic voters felt the same driving passion that has been motivating the Republican right since Reagan's first win in 1980: pure fear and disgust at where the country would be headed if (in this case) Romney and Ryan won.
We aren't on anti-depressants or ADHD meds; we aren't seeing weekly therapists; we aren't slamming doors; we aren't calling our Mom names; we aren't hating each other: It's the pre-teen days.
It used to be that a standard feature of the home of the upwardly intellectually mobile was a shelf of books -- a display of erudition to all visitors. Alas, books and the bookshelves groaning under their weight are going the way of the landline.
To face the future with courage we must believe that we have the power, the resolve, the tolerance to contribute to a world that we and our children will want to live in.
It's time to stop pretending the same dead-end solutions will solve problems in the digital age.
Here are five reasons why you should just buy your "environmentally friendly" vehicle of choice and stop holding your breath for a flying future that will never come.
To make a lasting change in the years ahead many of us will need to awaken from our passive slumber and grab hold of reality, reaching out to our world, recognizing our creative immersion, and engaging energetically with our lives.
What will travel look like in fifty years? Will heavy suitcases and lineups be annoyances of the past? It is hard to know, but we can speculate.
Flying cars, Rosie the robot housekeeper, moon colonies and the like would all be lovely. But I would rather have made more progress toward decency and equality and kindness and humanity than we seem to have made.
Is it possible and useful to mathematically formalize human behavior on large scales sufficient to probabilistically predict the future? This questio...
Time really is the reef upon which our mystic sailing ship gets caught. So, as you adjust the clocks on Saturday night, try to become the silent witness of how, no matter how you may be able to manipulate the hands on a clock, you can't change something that doesn't really exist.
It is hard work to keep our hearts open when it feels it has been broken by the karate chop of a bad hand dealt. Yet here is the challenge of our generation: Can we dream, in spite of our present reality, of a greater and greater vision for our lives and never give up on pursuing happiness?