Ralph Nader made the news a lot during his campaign. On Halloween he and W. were the only candidates on the front page of a big San Francisco newspaper.

Medea Benjamin was the only Candidate for United States Senator that has asked me to take apart my key ring to show her there is no magic in it.

I find it fascinating that the abbreviation for the Great Lakes is HOMES - Huron, Ontario, Michigin, Erie, Superior. It's one of the many ways that that old idea "think globally act locally" connects the world together. I've found this idea helps me look at my home as a microcosm of the whole world.