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(Mike Allen)

I work in Midwest City. I’ve worked there for more than 10 years now.

“You’ll get used to it,” they said.

“I don’t even notice the planes anymore,” they said.

Well, not only has neither of those things happened, I’m now developing a theory that Tinker Air Force Base has some kind of technology that can detect when I’m going to listen to music, quickly dispatching an AWACS to fly over my location at a low altitude. And that’s the other thing: Not only do I notice the planes in Midwest City, but I can tell what type of plane it is from the sound of the engines. Certainly I can’t be the only one, right?

— Mike Allen


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Mike Allen is a graphic designer, painter, printer and tailor. He has a fine art degree from the University of Oklahoma.