San Francisco, California
November 6, 2014
Travel is an acquired skill
As I sit here in the SFO Airport at 5:00 a.m., I can’t help but watch the seasoned travelers, business and pleasure, who know where to sit to position themselves for an electrical outlet for their iGadget of choice, who have a hard shell carry-on that they know meets height/width/depth requirements (as opposed to my overstuffed bag [now checked in]), and have therefore managed to avoid the anxiety overstuffing brings, and who knew, no doubt long ago, that an overstuffed breakfast burrito from Urban Tortilla was maybe not the right choice on a nervous stomach.
Reading, while it may clue you into the virtues of a man satchel (this thing is actually pretty handy) is no substitute for experience. We learn by doing.
So right now I’m going to ignore that overstuffed observation and read my New Yorker where I will find, for the first time in the years I have been reading it, the “Goings On About Town” section actually relevant.