How important is getting organized? Well, sometimes it can make or break your romantic, spontaneous vacation to France. Belle woke me up early at 5 am one Saturday morning, so excited that she was already wide awake. She had a surprise planned for me and wanted me to get dressed to go somewhere. What could she be up to, I thought? While I love her spontaneity, I also like to have a mission in mind, so I can go through any logistics. She wanted it to be a true surprise, so we grabbed a quick breakfast and I started driving us through Southeast England. Maybe we were going on a day trip to London? I had no idea.
Once upon a time, there was a young man whose father taught him to build houses. It was the family trade for ages, and together the family earned and lived a modest life. The builder grew restless after finishing school and told his father he wanted to seek his fortune in
Above: Belle has shown me how to survive and adapt in her own English culture, including driving on British roads in the countryside. Before the moment I handed in my resignation letter to the Chief Pilot, I was extremely nervous, my stomach tied in knots. I should have been elated, I
Once someone finds out that I’m a pilot who left the airlines, the most common question I get is this: “Why did you leave?” I’ve thought of why this question exists, culturally. There are three good reasons we can consider, based on my discussions: 1. Pilots are highly compensated. 2. It’s
As you know from my previous article, I’ve dispensed with the daily commute in favor of the most ancient and proven form of traveling to work – on foot. To celebrate my one-year anniversary of walking to work, the grocery store, library, barber, and anywhere else within distance, I’ve put together