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It has been a wet spring along the Mississippi River, and many areas have had records broken, both for lengths of flooding, and for the height of flooding. From what I can gather, not being an expert on hydrology or the Mississippi River in general, the best comparisons to this year are the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, and the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993. The difference is, of course, that after the 1927 flood, (and because of the 1927 flood), the United States built many levees and flood abatement projects along the Mississippi River.

Ever since the "bomb cyclone" event in March, which started the rivers at an early high level, every thunderstorm and shower or early snowmelt has added to the toll of high water. Barges couldn't move. Farmers had to wait to plant on sodden ground. There were a series of contextless pictures in the media of houses perched above spreading brown flood waters. But as much as the water was inconvenient, troublesome, at times frightening, it…

You know, I often think there are some series that should have a discernible end.  It occurred to me that my “Sometime Pilot” series was no different; that there might be a reader or two that wondered ‘whatever became of those flying adventures ...’

So, after some searching, I found my old logbook today.  I turned its pages to the last entry ... Biennial Flight Review, sometime in 1995.  Almost 24 years ago, as of this writing. 

Why did I stop…


Get up Momma. Wake up. It’s Daddy.

It was a little past two in the morning. Lila groaned. Not again, she thought.

Momma. Momma Wake up.

Betsy was a light sleeper. Lila was not. It took her a few minutes to come around.

There were flashing lights outside. She heard the siren. I hope Teddy’s on call tonight, she thought as she put on her slippers.

Lila walked into the hall. Betsy was holding a compact mirror, checking her teeth.


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July 1: Brevity Quest 2019 begins!

July 1: Canada Day.

July 4: America Day.

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