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Chasing the sun

We have slowly walked back and forth through Taiwan International Airport several times. We arrived shortly after 6 am local time and our next flight doesn’t leave until 2 pm. It already feels like we’ve been travelling for days: Fort McMurray to Edmonton, Edmonton to Vancouver, and Vancouver to Taiwan. I’m feeling rather crusty after a full day and a half of sitting in an airplane. My socks and shoes are ripe and I can use a shower in the worst way. For those who are wondering - those who know me very well - I survived the 13 hour stretch, though I was unsuccessful in my quest to have a successful in flight urination. My dysfunction, which seems to be improving with age, still kept me hostage on this long flight. I can’t explain it. It’s not like I have a fear, it is just that the tap stays shut no matter how badly I want it to turn on. I came up with a theory on the flight that travel, of a long duration, takes a toll on my body and my body pays me back by refusing to allow my blad…

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