"I don't know, it's just crazy here now it seems," Rick Matisak said as he sat outside a coffee house in Gordon Square in Cleveland. A gentle unease had settled over the city in the days before Donald Trump arrived to claim his nomination.
I stayed in Toledo an extra day to attend a Black Lives Matter rally but I wasn't sure I was going to make it. I thought I might be spending the night in the hospital.
I want to believe people are good. And for the most part, as I walk from Detroit to Cleveland, they have been good to me.
"I'm walking to Cleveland, the city, so I can talk to people along the way about what their hopes and dreams are for the country. There's a big gathering of people there, called the Republican National Convention, and they are about to elect Donald Trump to be their presidential candidate. He's said some real nasty things about some people and I want to know if they're true and if other people believe them too."