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Impress Your Dates & Mates: Contrails & Wake Turbulence

Airplane Contrail In MN

A few weeks ago, I watched a solid, white airplane trail remain visible while the plane flew over my head heading from east to west. I tried to tell my husband what I was seeing, but I couldn't remember what it was called. "A contrail, you mean?" he asked. Yes, that. Clearly I have something to learn here.

September 11th: What Should We Say?

The Walk To Work

Last night, on the 10th of September 2012, I sat at my desk, wondering what HITC Life should do. Mention it? Not? And why had I never had this conundrum before? Maybe it's because I was in New York City that day, checking out the spectacle as I walked west on 13th Street.

The London Paralympics

Alison Lapper Pregnant Opening Ceremony

Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?