Now in Patrick Smith's ASK THE PILOT: Something a little different. A mini-memoir of flight and travel: AFRICA IN TWO PARTS "...I enjoy the flight into Dakar. The way the Cap Vert peninsula appears on the radar screen, perfectly contoured like some great rocky fish hook — the western-most tip of the continent, and the sense of arrival and discovery it evokes. There it is! Africa! Eastbound over Senegal, crossing into Mali. Predawn plumb-light, then sunrise. A hot red sphere balanced… (life.salon.com) More...