Thoughts Aloft

August 22-23.

Flying from Chicago to Lagos via Frankfurt. In coach. Those of you who read my Myanmar blog will recall that I announced that I was in my business-class years. Well, I thought I was, but here’s what happened.

We’re flying United/Lufthansa, so I have insufficient miles to get a business-class ticket. I was […]

Pre-Nigeria History Lesson

Okay, so are you packed? Carol and I leave for Nigeria on the 22nd, and I go on from there to Ghana on the 28th, while she returns home.

People ask me, “How do you prepare for a trip like this?” Actually, that’s literary license, nobody asks me that. But the question allows me to […]