In my spare time (like there is any), I’ve been contacting Secretary of State offices and filling out “official write-in” forms so our votes will be counted in as many states as possible. Criteria varies from state to state. Some are relatively easy, others medium hard, and yet others are ridiculously difficult (ibid. Pennsylvania)… On Monday I traveled across Ohio (where I am an official write-in candidate) on back roads, stumping. In Cadiz (pop. 3,309), I stumped in a downtown diner. I approached a table where, it turns out, there was a former Cadiz Village Council person. Bill Frontz told me he had also been the head of the Rotary here. [While we’re transfixed on main stream presidential candidate exploits, it’s these unsung people who are truly the backbone of the country.] Cadiz is also the hometown of actor Clark Gable (Gone with the Wind). I put up a campaign card on the diner bulletin board that read: “Frankly, I do give a damn!” –Joe... Note: The local paper, the Harrison News Herald does a weekly “Correspondence” section, with segments from eight hometown correspondents. The Ron Retzer Trio is playing at the Apple Stirrin’ Time Festival. In New Athens, Jim McBeth returned home after having surgery on his leg. In New Rumley, David Rose was honored for his work on the local Custer Museum. And what’s more, the correspondents often, it seems, insert some quirky trivia fact. Like did you know it takes one acre of peanuts to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches? I didn’t.