Rush ... rushing ... rushed?

There's a story that the nature writer Calvin Rutstrum tells about a bush pilot and a Native American. Picture the pilot and the Indian talking together at some outpost on the edge of the vast wilderness of the Canadian north woods. The pilot inquires about the time it normally takes for his Indian friend to travel by canoe to his remote cabin. He answers that it's a journey of four days.

The bush pilot then tells his friend that he could readily traverse the same distance by air in about sixty minutes.

September 15, 1997

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