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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

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's Like So Today

Sometimes, in the heat of anger, or in the awe of astonishment, we will loose our minds for just a little bit. It's natural. It comes with the emotion. The trick is to ride it out, and if it still angers, or astonishes you in the morning, then use it as inspiration.

Inspiration is the word. Nothing more.

If you do decide to do something about what you are feeling, then be sure that your inspiration is in line with the event, and your action is in line with your inspiration.

Some folks in town have taken to Facebook to conjure up support for action inspired by the poor choice of words of a Sturbridge pol.

It's modern. It's "today". It will get some attention.

Think, then act. It's always the same no mater what we do. Think first, then act.

If the selectman had done that he would not be in the mess he is today.

9 comments:

  1. For Pete's sake....let it go. Didn't you say something about beating a dead horse????

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  2. Bothers you, Scott, don't it?

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  3. Different topic. Read it again.

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  4. No, I don't think he ever said that about this incident. I just reread them all. Nothing there about a dead horse.

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  5. Check out the comment Mr. Hersee made when closing comments on a post regarding this subject....think you see there was a comment about dead horses. Trouble with most bloggers, they neither retain what they read nor do they understand what they write.

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  6. Hi anonymous, it's me, "Mr. Hersee". Yes, you are right about the dead horse thing at the end of the original post http://www.sturbridgecommon.com/2010/03/holy.html

    After 25 comments I turned off the comment for that particular posting, and wrote: " Comments closed. I think we've said all we can with this one. Mass. has a law against beating dead horses, too."

    And that was that.

    But, then another topic, arose (re-read posting above). Although related to the original incident, was not about it the incident, but was about taking a recall campaign onto Facebook. In some eyes maybe a little bit too close to home.

    You are right, though, most writers don't retain what we read, or understand what we write due to the fact that we drink so heavily.

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  7. Dear anonymous,
    If most bloggers don't retain what they read, or understand what they write, them why the heck are you here reading this blog? It must be your job to make sure the writer retains what he has read long enough to understand it, and write about it. Thank goodness you are here for him.

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