At the airport

I’m sitting in the airport now, waiting for my flight to Providence, and I couldn’t help but write a blog post. After all, airports are “the” place to people watch. I haven’t seen too many emotional people yet, but I probably will as I get closer to my gate. Apparently, beaches are good places to people watch, too. Okay, time to board!

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at

One thought on “At the airport

  1. Well I think the fact that the beach has more half naked people it is geared more towards “people watching” than the airport. Although, I agree the airport has its share of interesting folks. Instead of wondering why that guy is wearing a speedo, you’re maybe wondering where that family is going or where they’re coming from. Who are they visiting? What are they going to see? It’s an interesting question but I would agree the beach is a more desirable place to people watch than the airport.

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