It was about 2010. My son Chad was approximately twenty years old. He was planning a trip and suggested one of the most exciting parts of the trip would be as a passenger on a glider flying over the windy terrain around Park City, Utah.

I suggested those vehicles are flown at the whim of the wind. I opined that one could be surprised, particularly by wind gusts that could slam a glider into the rocky side of a mountain. I said these accidents could be rather unsettling for the passenger. I thought I had placed the fear of death squarely in his heart.

Upon his return from Park City I heard him pull up to the front curb. He opened the front door and exclaimed immediately, “Dad, I did fly in a glider.” I said nothing but did have the following thought, Thank God my son has more daring than I do!

H. Robert Rubin, best-selling, Amazon memoirist and author of Look Backward Angel, How Did I Get Through This? and Please Save the Third Dance for Me , all available on Amazon.

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