We continue along our campaign tour of Rte. 1 on the east coast… I gave a talk at St. Ann’s Church in Colonial Heights, Virginia. I said our lifestyles in America are significantly fueling global warming. And as weather patterns change, more arid countries are already experiencing drought and famine. I said this would be analogous to us collectively firing slow motion bullets at these other countries. A “pro-Life” issue? Sure… While in Colonial Heights, I interviewed Fr. Lou Ruoff who is the author of the book: Reflections. At one point, Fr. Ruoff worked at the Covenant House in New York City. This is a transition home for run away youth. And some of the stories were beyond tragic. One 12-year-old girl, for instance, was on the run for having killed her stepfather. So often these days, extreme parental abuse pushes kids over the edge… While in Colonial Heights, we also went to Henricus Village, which was the first English settlement in from Jamestown. This was the home of the first hospital in North America and the first college in North America (circa 1619). Note: When we started on Rte. 1, we met Terri Sipanzi and his family at Lucky’s Ice Cream Place in southern Virginia (just off Rte. 1). He approached us with a green parrot (“Kiwi”) on his shoulder. He and his wife Barb have the company Precision Windsports, Inc. in Lynchburg, Virginia. Terri said the business is in a tail spin (pun intended) because of the economy — these kind of hobbies being the first to go from someone’s budget.