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
Sunday, August 10, 2008
A Most Amazing Thing
We sat on the couch in front of our TV for hours watching what will go down as the most incredible, and happy, televised event in history: the opening ceremony at the Olympics in Beijing.
We were awe struck.
I won't take up any space here trying to describe what we experienced, but it is not for lack of wanting to. It's like, where do I begin? It is easier for me to tell you to go to http://www.nbc.com/ and view it for yourself.
If something as benign as 2500 Chinese drummers moving simultaneously, and perfectly, as was demonstrated at the opening ceremony, can rivet the eyes of the world just imagine what is in store from that country over the next 10 years without their drums.
The world has been changing, but until Friday night most of us had paid little attention.
Last night we not only witnessed history being made, but the future being promised.
And this happy fella to the left?
He's beating the drum for his countries March into the Future, and this time, it won't be a Long March.
Click on the photos above for a slide show courtesy of the NY Times.