Hi Tony, Yeah - it's pretty good. I got a copy of the email a month or two ago. The guy appears to be for real: http://www.charlieplumb.com/ Here is a longer version of the story: http://homeport.usnaweb.org/parachute.html It appears to be an excerpt from a collection of motivational audio cassettes and books; Insights to Excellence - list $2800 US! (Although I did find a link for just the casettes for $200 US. The paperback alone is $3 US. So I guess it would pay to [as momma says] 'shop around'.) Whew! -- Finally found a date! The paperback came out in '92. The hardback came out in '89. HTH, RonL. -----Original Message----- From: Tony Crockford [mailto:tonyc at boldfish.co.uk] Subject: [thechat] mystery email - Who's packing your parachute? Hi guys. Anyone know the source? I'm just curious, it's a nice sentiment.