While it’d never play out the way it did in today’s TSA / Patriot Act world, the next time someone says “you’ll never be able to do that”, simply refer them to David Cowan’s magnificant story of his trip to Athens in 1991. I remember David telling me the story in – well – 1991 – and it holds up well 14 years later. Back when you could be “the last person on a flight” and still make the flight, Amy was constantly annoyed at me when we travelled together. Whenever I cut it too close, I simply reminded her of David’s story. Now I can simply point her to his blog post.