Miles to Go Before I Sleep

For many years now, I have had a secret addiction. It is an increasingly common problem, though unknown until about a decade ago, and one for which doctors and psychologists have no cure. If religion is the opium of the masses, this might be said to be the lithium.

It all began innocently enough when a travel agent said to me, as if guilelessly, "Since you're taking all these flights, why don't you sign up for a Frequent Flyer program? It's easy, it's free, and you can earn free tickets. Since you're traveling anyway, you've got nothing to lose." That is...

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