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Finding Your Balance

  You had plans. …and then you got stuck in Oakland. In Oslo. In Omaha, Nebraska. Weather. Aircraft swap. Maintenance. Flow. Crew rest. Staffing insufficiencies. Reflowed. Repositioned. Everything

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Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today,

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Home Is Where The Hotdish Is: Tales From Wisconsin

I am sitting bundled in the back seat, one dog draped across my lap and another leaning against me. The three of us (My boyfriend Tim and his dad John) are driving up a winding county road on our way

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I Love My Dad

I’m not certain if it’s Father’s Day.  I believe it is, at least in some corner of the world.  Maybe in my corner.  I’m confused with dates, and times, and days now.  Maybe

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Maybe You Should Get A Goldfish

Today, I caught myself smiling as I looked at Real Simple.  The colorful magazine spread was telling me how I should decorate.  Decorate a house.  Yeah.  True story.  This girl, excited about nesting?

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Living Healthy

Six days and I didn’t see an airport or step foot on an airplane.  I stayed in the same place every night.  I woke up every morning to the sound of Dad throwing an assortment of fresh veggies

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The Runaway

Have you ever been at funeral and the mood is serious and heart wrenching, and just at the most reverent moment, you were irreverently struck with the giggles or a coughing attack, turning you into the

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How To Get Along With People

The more people you rub shoulders with, the more opportunities you have to make friends…or enemies.  Being a flight attendant requires of me to spend quite a few hours in a claustrophobic space,

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