At the moment of this writing, we are awaiting the cresting of the rivers in and around St. Louis. With anxious moments that are influenced by memories of the flood of 1993, we are again reminded that there are some situations over which we have little or no control. One levee break is being attributed to the burrowing of a 5-pound muskrat, which allowed the water to find a way through and ultimately over the compromised portion of the manmade barrier. This serves as yet another reminders ...

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