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

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Spring Cleaning

I can almost hear you now.

"Whoa. Where the hell am I?"

Take a deep breath. It's OK. This is still Thinking Out Loud. Really.

It's Spring, so it's time for a little housekeeping. Time to brighten the place up a tad. One of the umpteen things I've learned over time is to keep things simple. I learned it, but didn't practice it well. The previous design of this blog was a bit cluttered, and dark. I chose it for some good reasons at the time, but this is better. Clean. Bright.

A clean slate is a good place to be now that the elections are over.

Speaking of which, congratulations to Mary Blanchard and Scott Garieri for winning in the Selectmen's race. I wish you both the best of luck, and, even more, nerves of steel.

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