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Airports

From the Amsterdam airport.
On my trip last week, I got to thinking about all of the airports where my feet have trod.

Herewith, a somewhat exhaustive list:

  • Portland, Maine
  • Newark
  • JFK
  • LaGuardia
  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Dulles
  • Washington Reagan
  • Newport News
  • Atlanta
  • Athens, Georgia
  • Charlotte
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Miami
  • Birmingham
  • Golden Triangle, Mississippi
  • Baton Rouge
  • Little Rock
  • Memphis
  • Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Cincinnati
  • Evansville
  • Fort Wayne
  • Indianapolis
  • Cleveland
  • Dayton
  • Detroit
  • Grand Rapids
  • Traverse City, Michigan
  • O’Hare
  • Midway
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Des Moines
  • Lincoln
  • Omaha
  • Saint Louis
  • Kansas City
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Wichita
  • Oklahoma City
  • Dallas Love Field
  • Dallas/Forth Worth
  • Houston International
  • Houston Hobby
  • San Antonio
  • Austin
  • Santa Fe
  • Denver Stapleton
  • Denver out in the boondocks
  • Helena
  • Salt Lake City
  • Las Vegas
  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • Orange County
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Portland
  • Seattle/Tacoma
  • Anchorage
  • Homer, Alaska
  • Calgary
  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Buenos Aires
  • Rio de Janiero
  • Saõ Luis, Brasil
  • Saõ Paulo
  • Glasgow
  • London Heathrow
  • London Gatwick
  • Amsterdam
  • Copenhagen
  • Paris de Gualle
  • Paris Orly
  • Berlin Tegel
  • Frankfurt
  • Düsseldorf
  • Stuttgart
  • Rome
  • Vienna
  • Prague
  • Athens
  • Innsbruck
  • Hong Kong
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Taipei
  • Shanghai
  • Chengdu, China
  • Hangzhou, China
  • Wuhan, China
  • Beijing
  • Tokyo

My luggage once made a further adventure to Bangkok, but I did not go there.  We were reunited 36 hours later.

 

If I add train stations in addition, we get more cities:

  • New Haven
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Suzhou, China
  • Gloucester, England
  • Helsingör, Denmark
  • Worcester, England
  • Calais, France
  • Cambridge, England
  • Chartres, France
  • Eisenstadt, Austria
  • Oxford, England
  • Bury St. Edmunds, England
  • Postdam, Germany
  • Norwich, England
  • and probably a dozen more British cities I’m forgetting
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Hyde Park, New York
  • Williamsburg, Virginia

Small world

Earlier this week I visited with a prospective student who lives just two blocks from where I live.

Then on Thursday, near the back of the jet carrying me from KCI to San Diego, Rosemary Owens (voice faculty at Missouri State, and one of the grand dames of voice teaching in Missouri) sat down beside me.

That was after I saw Bart Shanklin, who interviewed me several years ago for a job at Southern Utah and who is now at Western Illinois, walking through Lambert on his way to another flight to San Diego.

Then this morning Larry Smith of Missouri Baptist University got on my elevator two floors below mine.

And then, as I was walking to my afternoon session after posting some cards, Jeff Pappas (formerly of Ball State, and now at Tennessee) hailed me.  We sat together in our afternoon conference.

The world is a small place indeed.