While in Abilene, I was interviewed by Bob Bartlett at NBC News here. Then we traveled to Sweetwater, Texas, where I passed out fliers downtown and was interviewed by the Sweetwater Reporter newspaper. The previous Sunday, the newspaper had done an extensive piece on all the wind turbines on the Texas plains here. It noted that Nolan County was home of the five largest wind turbine projects in the world, outside of China. There are 150 wind farms in the Nolan County area… Coming out of Sweetwater, we found ourselves in a virtual sea of big, white twirling turbines. In this corridor, the wind blows consistantly, as it does in parts of Wyoming, Montana… Our administration would offer subsidies to encourage the building of similar wind farms in many locations nationwide. Heading north, we stopped in Post, Texas, then it was on to Lubbock… In Lubbock, we met Joe Mata, 37, who could be playing basketball in the European League, he’s that good. He plays in “three on three” tournaments around the state and has won a good number of trophies. He invited Sarah, Joseph and I to play with a group of guys he plays ball with every Friday. The game started with a prayer, there was no foul language (Except from our Joseph, who picked up a few four letter words at Cleveland’s Rec. Center. I benched him with a “technical.”), and there were no fights. Just good, clean competition. Call me “old school,” but isn’t that how it should be? Note: As I was typing this in a library in Amarillo, I looked up to see the following on a guy’s t-shirt: “One man practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it.” — Knute Rockne.