Sketch of a Junkers 52, a German military and civilian transport plane in the 1930’s, 40’s, and 50’s. I drew this from a photograph in our college library.

We will be flying to Japan next week so Beautiful Wife’s family can see her and the boys. Fortunately we won’t be on one of these as they could only make about about 100km/h (60mph) flat out with a following wind. Instead we will be using an environmentally destructive jet plane. Doing this every couple of years gives life as a treehugger a certain tension, but I wasn’t thinking of that when I met a cute Japanese girl 14 years ago.

It wouldn’t change my mind now, either.

(Post updated so it was written in more coherent sentences with real English words.)