Volcanic Ash is Financially Risky

”Europe is closed,” I told my eight year old daughter that Sunday morning, letting her know that I wouldn’t be flying there that night.  When she asked why it was closed, I told her that volcano ash is dangerous to airplanes.  In her best smart-alecky voice, she threw right back at me what I’ve been trying to teach her about how to choose what to believe: “Are you sure, Dad, or is it just a guess?  Well??  I mean, do we have e-vi-dence?”  With those words I realized that I didn’t have enough evidence to convince an 8-year-old, but somehow I took it on authority that it was true.

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