october 12th i fly to portland to spend some time with my parents at the coast and to see zuul and meet acadiabaird, cierrablue, and anyone else who's interested (scottbateman?). i'm not worried about flying any more than i ever have been. hijackings and crashes have happened before. (the 11th puts egypt air in a whole new light). flying is still the safest way to travel by far. its even safer now. this panic mentality has got to go. 100,000 people have lost their jobs because of our irrational fear of flying.