DLD 284: Where there’s a Will

We talk a lot about planes and travel on the show and perhaps a little less about the people we meet along the way than we should. Today’s episode is different.

Yes, we’re still talking about planes and airlines and the collapsing global economy. But we also have a far more important topic: Mental health. Indeed, with so much seemingly awful happening around us perhaps this is the best time to talk about such things and remember that there is much more going on than just our travels or our jobs.

Will always helped his friends in need which is why we chose NAMI.  For the 1 in 5 or nearly 60 million people living with mental illness, NAMI means more than hope. They provide real-time education and support, advocate at the national level, and raise awareness to ensure better lives for all of us.

We have each other to look out for and celebrate. And we’re trying to do a little more of that on this week’s show. So enjoy the stories we have about a recently lost friend and please consider making a donation today to help support this organization. The DLD team is making one and others are matching funds raised so your help goes further than you might imagine.

Thanks to Ed for joining us and for spearheading this conversation.

Also, while there aren’t a ton of links for the show, we did mention an airline cancellation tracking spreadsheet. It is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cRgtHZ4sRPj4BdcJa2y09SKaG8SRrLLtntHSegfmmoU/edit#gid=1072793355.

And Seth probably got the description of an “ATC-Zero” event wrong, but the overall points made in the conversation are relatively accurate.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.