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 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


Went to a talk on “globalization” by Oberlin College professor Steve Crowley last night. Professor Crowley said that after WWII, the U.S. had a tremendous glut of manufactured items and needed wider markets. Consequently, American media started beaming into other … Continue reading


We left from Ohio on our “Coast-to-Coast Tour” heading west. We stopped first in Shipshewana, Indiana (pop. 509). Amish country. We toured a rather elaborate, and quite interactive, Amish-Mennonite Museum called “Menno-Hof.” During one of the documentaries, it was explained … Continue reading