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, January 19, 2010

Now, All We Need To Do Is Wait For The Results

This was the toughest election I have ever had to vote in, but it's done.

Despite how I admired Martha for her hard work and accomplishments over the years, and felt it was a "no-brainer" as to where my vote would go, she threw my vote away. When Martha decided to ramp up the negativity in her campaign, and become the poster child for "How To Run A Nasty" race, I was gone.

She made the decision for me.

I am sure there were others across the state that were taken back by her ads. All attack, and little on the issues. That behavior is an indicator of just how she may have performed once in office.

You know, I don't think it was all her fault. I blame her team. Her "handlers", so to speak, for steering her into the negative attack mode. Yes, I know, she is a bright woman, and could make her own decisions, but not without help. Her attack mode was out of character.

This race was not so much about filling a long held seat, or anything to do with the health care bill, it was about electing a person with the scruples to represent us from here on in an honorable way, be they republican or democrat.

She failed to convince me that she could do that.

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