Stuff I Wrote Elsewhere

I wandered the airport yesterday chatting up stranded passengers for the paper. My favorites (I know, this sucks, but in a profoundly ironic way) – the couple who drove down from Colorado to Albuquerque, figuring they had a better chance of flying out here than out of Denver:

Ron and Ruth Shaw were supposed to be on a catamaran sailing from Tortola, in the British Virgin Islands, this morning.

They drove to Albuquerque from Monte Vista, Colo., guessing they had a better shot of flying out of Albuquerque than Denver.

They guessed wrong.