We traveled to Delphos, Ohio (pop. 7,000) where I was interviewed by reporter Mike Ford of Delphos’s newspaper. He asked me about education. I said I believed it was currently too competitive in America. And to temper it a bit, … Continue reading


We traveled to Ottawa, Ohio where we learned Pandora-Gilboa high school student Allison Flickinger had just become a non-voting member of the school board. In a newspaper interview, Allison said: “It’s good to have a student voice, instead of only … Continue reading


We drove south to Defiance, Ohio where I met with George Newton who teaches a “Life Skills” class to the disadvantaged through an ecumenical outreach called: Ravens. Class topics include: How to Prepare for an Interview; How to Budget; How … Continue reading


We headed north to Montpelier, Ohio where local historian Alan Benjamin told me that Montpelierite Paul Siple was chosen by Admiral Bryd to be the “one Boy Scout in America (out of a nationwide selection)” to accompany him on his … Continue reading


We traveled west to Edgerton, Ohio (pop. 1,000) where I interviewed Ruth Kimpel. In 1943, Mrs. Kimpel started working for the Edgerton Earth newspaper as a reporter. She said how she would often “gather the news,” was she would head … Continue reading


We traveled to Bryan, Ohio where the family and I took in a Saturday morning soccer game(s). The park had multiple soccer fields with all ages of kids playing, and a good number of parents and neighbors watching… Afterward, I … Continue reading


We have traveled to Napolean, Ohio where I interviewed two representatives of the American Foundry Society (AFS). Glenn Nelson represented AFS in D.C. last year by lobbying about a variety of issues, including the increasing outsourcing of foundry jobs in … Continue reading