Buckeye Back Road Tour: We were in Peebles, Ohio, today where my son Jonathon, 4, and I walked about the town passing out flyers. Afterward we went to the Village Inn Restaurant to get Jonathon some hot chocolate (well, I have to take care of the staff). While in the restaurant, I heard someone ask a friend for a cigarette. The friend suggested they should quit. “What I should do, and what I do — are two different things,” the smoker smiled… Later today I wrote a letter to the editor of the Peebles Messenger. (When you don’t have millions for advertising, flyers, local articles and letters-to-the-editor are often the best you can do.) In the letter I mentioned that many people these days seem to be like this smoker, not doing what they “should do, or not do” Then I mentioned, for instance, that there’s an astronomical 60% divorce rate in the country. In no small part because people are not turning most television off. During a talk to a Moral Theology Class at Bluffton College several years ago, I said that husbands and/or wives sit for hours watching prime time television featuring provocatively dressed men and women. (The actual act of intentionally watching these shows, in no small part, breaks the 9th Commandment about ‘coveting your neighbors wife/husband.’ And the reason you’re seldom, if ever, confronted by a priest or minister about this these days is because, you guessed it, the priests and ministers are watching the same prime time shows.) Anyway, unconsciously the other spouse starts to get angry and jealous about this viewing and begins acting out overtly or passive aggressively. This continues to escalate — compounded by other dysfunction — and eventually the couple becomes part of the 60% divorce rate, and children tragically get caught in the crossfire as well.