The water is still rising and it looks like a very long flood season. I remember going to the riverfront in Paducah where the Mississipi and Ohio merge. I have been to Hickman landing where the mudslide happened and also to WK Ford which stays underwater when it's like this. Oh, and that one in Arkansas past Osceola. And why did I go to all these places? Because of Lewis and Clark's modern day version at Quapaw Canoe. John Ruskey and Michael Clark took off on a recreation of the original journey on a big anniversary. They chronicled their adventures in educational stage productions at schools near them. Clark is a teacher in St. Louis. Ruskey runs the Quapaw business in Clarksdale. My poi*nt is this. People with a purpose and a passion pass history on to others and the next generation. I am thrilled to see all those young people in Congress and the possibility of term limits. Out with the aging old codgers. Not that I'm calling Mitch a codger or anything.