I’m on the road this week and so won’t be blogging much, though there should be a new Klavan on the Culture from the crazies at PJTV up on Thursday.
BTW, I flew into New York from Virginia, through North and South Carolina, on Saturday, the day the big storms hit all those states. It was, as you can imagine, a pretty hellish journey, including a holding pattern in high winds, a diverted landing, and a final approach into New York that had women screaming and sobbing at the sudden drops and jolts brought on by the likewise screaming winds and heavy rains. It just occurred to me to send a blog shout-out to all the USAir pilots – to all the pilots – who landed planes safely that day. When we complain about air travel – as it often deserves – we should yet remember a word of praise for the actual humans doing what is so often excellent work in the cockpits and the cabins. Otherwise we’d be like the sort of morons who ban ROTC from university campuses while taking the military’s protection of the university for granted. And we wouldn’t want to sink as low as that!
Hoorah and thanks to all the good pilots.