The Boy Scouts have a motto: Do your best to be prepared for service. Each of us finds ourselves in different life situations. Some of us in these recessionary times are struggling to survive and thrive. Others of us find it easier going getting beyond the struggle to make ends meet.
Much has been made of the east-west divide in Oregon politics. The battle of philosophies, to paint with a broad brush, pits eastside conservative ranchers versus westside liberal cosmopolitans, and since the ranchers are outnumbered, they lose clout in Salem, the reasoning goes.