I think there is one thing we can agree on.
These are unprecedented times.
With no school for the next six weeks, there are no high school sports.
I’ve been watching as local coaches reacted to the news on social media.
Some expressed sadness about missing their players for the next six weeks.
Other expressed concern that the entire spring season might be lost.
Others offered tips about how their athletes can remain sharp during the break so they can be ready to go when the season resumes.
But of all the thoughts share, I liked the shared by Camas football coach Jon Eagle, who also coaches track and field.
Eagle tweeted out an African proverb: “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”
Then he added: “Offseason training. Papermakers will find a way.”
I’d like to extend that sentiment to all high school athletes across Southwest Washington, across the state, the country.
In fact, let’s extend it to all students, or even to every adult.
Every problem has a solution. But the longer you spend worrying about the problem, the longer it will take for you to find a solution.
That’s what we were doing last week at The Columbian, when the winds of change first started to develop into a full-fledged gale.