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Don’t Marry Old Captains

if you find yourself with a man who wears his anger like a bruise left long ago by his stepfather’s fist and his first wife’s infidelities I suggest

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I Want You To Stay: An Open Letter To The Runaway Flight Attendant

Faster. Farther away. Run. Fly. Go. I push my foot down on the accelerator and drive off. I push my car up to the speed limit and then just over the limit, daring

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In It For The Long Haul: A Commitment Manifesto

“Please. I can’t even commit to a lipstick.” I laugh when you say that I should own the t-shirt that broadcasts this statement. I smirk when you ask me for the thousandth time who I’m

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The Transforming Power Of Gratitude

“You, stop it!” he said sternly while cupping my face between his hands. Tears teased the corners of my eyes, taunting his blue to challenge the sadness

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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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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It’s almost dawn in Las Vegas. I’m staring out the window at the bright lights of the casinos, unable to sleep. Yesterday at this time I was at the airport in San Francisco, running between

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Dear John Doe: An Open Letter From Flight Attendants To The Significant Others We Left Behind

  A few days ago, TheFlightAttendant.com received a comment that pretty much broke our collective flight attendant heart. Read on, from “John Doe:”     This one sorta got

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Finding Yourself (Halfway Around the World)

Breathing a little faster, I accelerate my pace. The steps continue upwards and onwards; the air becomes suddenly chilled. As the buzz of the crowds disappears behind me, the forest envelops me, and I

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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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Dear Daughter

I don’t know what it’s like to be a parent, but if I had a daughter, this is what I would want to tell her.  And, maybe this is what The Daughter in me, needs to hear, also.  Maybe you need

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