We headed south to Greenville, Ohio where I told the Greenville Daily Advocate newspaper that I had talked the day before at an organic farm festival at Dan Kremer’s Farm in Yorkshire. I said Dan, who is a strong advocate of organic farming, would be the type of person I’d tap for a Secretary of Agriculture position. A small town, common sense guy who has a penchant for doing the right thing in the face of a (agri)culture doing the wrong thing, chemical farming… We then made a campaign stop in Versailles, Ohio where Joe Hurell from Miami County honked and called out that he had voted for us in 2004. We talked a bit on the side of the road, and Joe explained he was running for Congress next year. He also said he wanted to thank us for holding true to Catholic Church teaching “on every point…” And finally, we headed to Russia, Ohio where I participated in a Bible Study at St. Remy’s Church. The topic came up about one’s sin nature. I said several years ago I’d read a book called The Road Less Traveled. And in it, author M. Scott Peck said we are all subject to the “Natural Law of Entropy.” That is, we’re lazy and have a tendency to flow downstream, so to speak. Spiritual growth, on the other hand, is about swimming against the current like a salmon swimming upstream. That is, spiritual growth is about continually making harder decisions. For instance, I mentioned that it would have been easier for some at the prayer group to stay home, crack a beer and sit back to watch Monday Night Football. But instead, they had chosen to come here to study and discuss how to better incorporate the teachings of the Bible into their lives. Note: Later in the group, one of the members (who I will keep anonymous) made a corrollary back to what I was saying about the “tuna swimming upstream.” Apparently not a fisherman.