John Abeln brings to mind Wallace Stevens in that he, too, turned to writing after a long career in the corporate world. That experience allowed him to exercise nuanced insights in his story Traveling Between Airports.  His prose also is poetic through his ability to sketch distinct personalities with great economy and subtlety. The hope here is that his eminently entertaining story is the first of many others to be featured on this exchange. Enjoy his story just posted below.