I never flew on a plane until I was in my mid-20’s or so, quite some long time ago by now. I always wanted to, but never had the chance. We always drove on family vacations and such, and I guess it never worked out.

So the first few times I flew I thought it was pretty cool. That wore off over the years, unfortunately, and now I dread and despise it. Too many bad experiences, and airliners are not built for people of my physical persuasion.

Tomorrow, I try flying with a two and a half week old infant. Somehow I don’t have much hope this will improve the situation!