The Story follows a basic, chronologic formula. Owing to my journalistic roots, I’ve tried to be forthright and transparent in sharing memories connected one to the other, usually, by flights that I’ve taken. Often, I’ve shared these memories with those others who’ve made the trip with me. Where recollections differ, I’ve tried to make that clear. Names have occasionally been changed. The only person who should feel exposed or embarrassed by any of what I’ve written is me.