Weather: November Outlook & October Monthly Climate Summary
All County Prayer Meeting, Nov. 6
Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
The Compulsive Drive to Do – Part I
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” —James Madison, Federalist 55
1. Weather: November Outlook & October Monthly Climate Summary
You can find the November outlook and the October monthly climate summary AND GRAPHS (toggle between color and gray) for Moro at
~Marilyn Lohmann, National Weather Service Pendleton, 541-276-7832
2. All County Prayer Meeting, Nov. 6
The All County Prayer Meeting is Wednesday November 6 @ the Kent Baptist Church. Fellowship starts at 6:30 PM, Pray time starts at 7:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come and join the meeting, come and join in when you can get there and stay as long as you can. ~ Red Gibbs
3. Oregon Capital Insider Index: This week in Salem, by the numbers
Created: 31 October 2019 | Written by Oregon Capital Insider
Here are 10 numbers that illustrate some of this week’s big, and small, Oregon news stories.
- 1998: Year Oregon Republican Greg Walden was first elected to the Oregon House of Representatives, according to OPB. Walden announced Monday he would not run again for the seat in 2020.
- 69,000: Approximate land area, in square miles, of the second Congressional district, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- 189,893: Registered Republicans in the district.
- 143,353: Registered Democrats in the district.
- 197,584: Non-affiliated voters in the district.
- 22: Wildfires that started in Northern Oregon this week due to “high winds and dry conditions,” according to the Statesman Journal.
- $319 million: Amount Portland vacation-rental company Vacasa raised in funding, the company announced this week, according to The Oregonian.
- 5,000: Employees of the company, which The Oregonian reports is poised to become the largest new Oregon company in a generation.
- $22.3 billion: Size of Oregon’s global export market, according to the governor’s office.
- 38: People Gov. Kate Brown is taking to South Korea and Japan as part of a trade delegation there Nov. 5-16.
4. The Compulsive Drive to Do – Part I
What is the difference between a pleasantly active life and one that is compulsively busy? Sometimes, it is a heart attack.
There is no doubt about it – we are a “can do” society. Sometimes though, “can do” becomes “must do,” and “must do” can have some unpleasant consequences. For one thing, people who “must do” things, as opposed to “wanting” to do them, often find ways to subconsciously sabotage themselves, just to take the pressure off. For another, they short-change their families and themselves.
When you are compulsive about how much you have to accomplish every day, you sacrifice spontaneity, creativity and the joy of everyday living. Your children grow up largely without you, and you can’t kid yourself into thinking that a few minutes of so-called quality time can make up for generally not being there at all. (Well, you “can” kid yourself, but you won’t be truly happy with the results.)
Compulsive doers also run the risk of actually reducing their productivity. Psychologists who specialize in stress management report compulsive doers make more mistakes and are more prone to physical illness. They are called “Type A” people, and we know that they make more mistakes and are more prone to heart attacks than the rest of us. We also know that stress-related accidents in the workplace are increasing at a dramatic rate. So, how do you break out of the programming that drives people to force themselves do too much?
Give this some thought this evening, and we will look at some solutions to this all-too-common problem. In the meantime, for your heart and mind, enjoy the day! ~The Pacific Institute
5. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do