I've been trying to find the words to describe what I'm feeling.
The word I keep coming back to is: Greatness.
The land. The monuments. The battles. Even the missile silos.
The visions and sheer size and beauty are all awesome.
This contrasts very sharply to my day to day life at home.
Sure. I work hard. But so much of it is spinning my wheels.
I don't want to live a life of spinning on a wheel just to make the wheel spin.
This all comes at a perfect time for this mayoral election.
You will start seeing my truck once again moving through Akron.
But I likely am going to run a very different campaign from this point forward.
Signs. Robocalls. Debates with other candidates. It's all so self serving.
And really, that's all politics is for most politicians. A job with power.
There is no talk of the people of Akron.
There is no talk of the homeless and hungry.
There's no talk of abandon houses.
There's no talk of potholes.
As a candidate for mayor I'm not going to just talk about these issues. I'm going to do something about them.
I might as well be useful to the community while I run for mayor.