It's less than two weeks since the Iceland volcano blew and already it's a dim memory in the memory of most of my friends and colleagues.

That's not to say my ears aren't still ringing with invective from people trying to get into or out of Las Vegas two days after the fact, (while I sat comfy at the thought of an easy flight back to Philly). I seemed to know a lot of people losing money by the minute because the planes wouldn't go where they wanted. There was yelling at airlines, yelling at whole governments for costing everybody money. What strikes me is how quickly such a severe incident was endured and forgotten, like dodging an oncoming car and feeling the adrenaline fade.

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