I walked around the neighborhood today introducing myself, as candidates are prone to do. But, an unanticipated blessing occurred: sitting down on porches and in living rooms just enjoying the conversations, re-connecting with friends of my parents, and feeling so welcome. The thought hit me -- why don't we do that any more? Just walking to a neighbor's house and chatting with a glass of tea or a beer. Win or lose, this is an activity that will continue beyond the campaign.