We headed into Durham, North Carolina, for the Green Party National Convention. The Green Party, in my estimation, is tremendously forward thinking on a good number of issues, including the environment. They are on the cutting edge, for instance, of promoting “green economics.” That is, the party promotes a shift to much more: renewable energy, local production for local consumption, alternative transportation… I recently told an online newspaper in Huntington, West Virginia, that I saw climate change as a “pro-Life issue.” No world, no life… The Green Party is also quite strong on issues involving diversity, social justice and grassroots democracy. Note: While in Durham, I took our boys to a Saturday night Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball game. We sat on the lawn beyond the center field fence and had an absolutely great time. What’s more, it cost only 20 bucks for the three of us (and that included getting a pop in an “official” Durham Bulls big plastic cup).