O’Hare International Airport, Chicago
September 17, 2004

The tall, awkward, lanky silhouette of Fletcher Adams drew itself on the glass encasing the Hudson News & Gifts.  Taking his sweet time just like his 3-days of delayed flights, he slowly scanned the visible headlines without picking up the rest – U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan declares Iraq war illegal; Intelligence report delivered to Bush warns of civil war. Bush’s response: the CIA is “just guessing;” Death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq passes 1,000.  Fletcher took another breath of normalcy as he continued scanning.