We are in motion for our next “Back Road Tour…” Heading west along Rte 6 (the first coast to coast road), we stopped in the small town of Ligonier, Indiana. This is the home of the Indiana Historic Radio Museum. … Continue reading


Went to Bluffton, Ohio’s Farmer’s Market (“…with an emphasis on organic”) today. I talked with Ray Person who recently bought a 20-acre farm on the outskirts of town. Eight families from Bluffton regularly go out to tend to a large … Continue reading


We are back in Bluffton, Ohio, our old hometown. Last night I talked with a local farmer here who is switching his 60 acre farm to organic for “environmental stewardship” reasons. He told me before he would spend, on average, … Continue reading


We stopped in Yellow Springs, Ohio (pop. 4,000). The town is dotted with “NO SPRAWL” signs. Chamber of Commerce volunteer Joan Horn told me a developer had recently bought a tract of land on the outskirts of town and had … Continue reading


We’re in Peebles, Ohio, where we are staying with some friends for a few days. Our Sarah’s pen pal Leah Brockhoeft is here. They are both nine-years-old and have recently started a: “Club.” The Club is focused on “What Kids … Continue reading


We stopped in Mt. Hope, Ohio a couple days ago. And yesterday the campaign had us intersect with Gene Enz of Mt. Joy, Ohio. (Notice the ‘optomistic’ tenor, hope, joy… [sorry]) Anyway, Enz is a farmer who told me he … Continue reading


We have launched on our next tour, first stop: Mt. Hope, Ohio (pop. 2,000). Author Gene Logsdon has called Mt. Hope the best town in Ohio. Why? Mt. Hope is Amish, and for the most part: sustainable. That is, the … Continue reading