Those who serve you in the air often have another job on the ground. What's the allure of being a firefighter, a nurse, a coroner? The extra paycheck.
The recent massive wave in Indonesia scared me — and brought back memories of that disastrous 2004 event. We were in Sri Lanka and were swept from atop a breakwater to the brush on the beach. Getting to safety was harrowing and set the scene for a complete change of perspective.