How to Fail Miserably at Flying

Five years ago I did an ankle. Today I am on the tail end of recovery from a knee injury. Therein lies the proof I am a mere mortal.

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Let me first premise this article with the dialogue from which the title was born:

There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. … Clearly, it is this second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.
~ Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)

Many of my friends know the trilogy of books ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy‘, so should get a giggle out of the correlation between my overnight roadside activity that has left me battered and bruised and the instructions to successful flying.

Last night my wife and I went for a late walk with a cat on a leash.

A little odd, no doubt, to many readers. Yet, considering what we went through over the previous weekend, a good way for my wife to get some form…

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