The world is too much with us

As I write this posting, I am about 38,000 feet above Colorado, on JetBlue flight 169. And, as is usually the case on JetBlue, my TV is on.

What’s unusual is what I’m watching: live coverage of passengers evacuating American 31, which returned to LAX when they found smoke in the cabin.

As far as I can tell, everyone is fine, but it sure makes me think about how much has to go right every flight.

I’m also under-impressed with the amount of speculation that the anchors are doing to keep chattering. The phrase “we don’t know” seems to have vanished from the CNN dialect of the English language.

Of course, by the time this actually gets posted, I will have landed. Then I just have to worry about ground traffic, which is mostly not operated by trained professionals.