A Broken Pledge


Well, it lasted six months and a bit—after promising not to fly for a year, I broke down and got a plane ticket yesterday to get to Atlanta in February for PyCon 2010. I could have gone by bus or train, but it’s 22 hours or more each way: by comparison, a train from London to Bologna (almost exactly the same distance) is 14 hours and change, and less than half as much with a sleeper than the equivalent ticket on VIA + Amtrak. I can’t justify the carbon load of two high-altitude flights, but I can’t justify two extra days away from my family either… sigh