Some time ago, I pretty much stopped watching TV and in particular, network TV news. I didn't do it on purpose, nor am I a fanatic about not watching--it just kind of happened. Every once in awhile, though, I am reminded why I've not missed it.
I've read that about 2 percent of the earth's surface is covered with cities. Close to 75 percent of the land surface is non-urban. Even assuming that these figures are close to the mark, there's a big world out there that doesn't have anything to do with what's going on in the city. Wildflowers are blooming. Spring migration is upon us. I have trouble limiting my interests to that tiny plot of pavement and highrises others seem so focused on.
So thanks, KATU, for confirming my drift away from the mainstream by firing Grant McOmie. Because no one in Oregon is interested in the outdoors. No one is interested in getting out of the city or suburbs, where all the crime and consumer woes happen. Wow, I didn't know I was quite that out of touch with my fellow Oregonians. But I guess that just leaves more of the outdoors for me.