People think of the people living in the “red” counties as being this or that. We do not know the people who are our neighbors, friends and participants, living in a certain place and time. The red counties run across the state from Idaho to the east line of King County at Puget Sound, a great blue county. We think of red and blue counties in simple and simplistic terms. The counties are not mono-drones of thoughtless, fearful, single minded people. Things are not so simple. If there is some sort of dividing line between the minds of people in red counties and people in blue counties it can not be seen. Red and blue run through the souls of each inhabitant of each red and each blue county. The numbers on one side or the other are not that great. We are all the same, we are distressed and reach to right and left and left and right for some solace, some way toward a hopeful future. It is not to be had. Red and Blue we are in the same boat. Our country is at a turning point.