I’ve Been Thinking…#23

Things I (Re)Learned While Traveling in 2022

  1. If your flight gets canceled, you will get offered other options on that airline. You need to specifically ask them to check other airlines for more options.
  2. The passport ID card only works as identification for land and sea passages. It does not qualify for airport screenings.
  3. Notes from your wife are really awesome, especially when you find one as you are trying to get through the X-ray machine and the TSA agent says, “You need to hold that in your hand. Don’t lose it.”
  4. Great friends send an itinerary with a slot scheduled for watching the divisional playoff game of your favorite NFL team. 
  5. An amazing meal feels so good and will give you something to talk about for days.
  6. Look for where the energy is—long line at a food cart, number of questions after a talk—because there is something special happening there, whether you believe it or not.
  7. The story you think you know is always only a fraction of what is really going on.
  8. I love publishing books.
  9. Meat Loaf, Thich Naht Hanh, and Andre Leon Talley all died while I was on the road in January and each touched my world in completely different ways because they were wholly unique individuals.
  10. Tacos are what is eaten in Austin, Texas. Don’t even think of mentioning a burrito.
  11. I want to design a font someday.
  12.  On the Mac, I knew CMD-cursor moved you the end of a line, but how did I missed that Option-cursor can move you by word!
  13. Laugh at yourself. When you do, you encourage others to do the same.

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