Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Friday, April 11, 2008

Feed Your Head

For those of you that frequent this site you may have noticed an addition to the site. In the left margin is now a section entitled "Other Voices". If you click on the blog titles you will be taken to that page.

Why the heck would this blog advertise other blogs? For the same reason some folks buy a copy of The Boston Globe and a Herald, to gather as much information as possible, and to see how different outlets treat the very same subject differently is one reason. But, most of all to share the difference in styles, and what another writer considers important, and to learn. The more we know, the stronger we are.

Obviously, you can judge a writer not just by his style of writing, his use of grammar, but by his voice, and what subject they decide to write about. This is important. It is the voice that we hear when reading a writer that tells us who they are as a person. Once we establish that, we can decide just how to take what they have written.

This blog, and the others have little in common with each other, so comparisons can't be made, but what we all have in common is a love for the area in which we live, and our ability to write about it, and our desire to share our thoughts.

If I can recommend a blog worth reading, click on "Southbridge and Beyond". You won't be disappointed in the subject matter, or the writing.

Oh, so what's with the photo of the mouse. Well, it's a Dormouse. Remember what he said?

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