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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tap, Tap, Tap... (Ahem) We're Waiting ...

One way to know if you are taken seriously, or not,  is how others respond to what you think, write, or say.  Some choose to ignore the obvious.  Blocking is a defense mechanism that many people use everyday.  It helps one to cope through stressful times.  Another way is the response time, or reaction time. This is the time it takes a person to respond once they have received data, or a stimulus.  When only one answer is possible response time is almost immediate.  When the receiver of the data, or stimulus takes longer, they are reviewing their options, or other possible answers before responding.

This can be very telling.

When a particular situation about public safety is presented in an open forum, and acknowledged by local government, one would expect a response as to when the situation would be addressed, and just how the situation would be addressed.

This is only a normal expectation.

When a response is not made, then one has to determine if the issue is just not being taken seriously, or those that you expect to respond are just blocking.

It does matter.

One thing that does not change is the fact that the situation has been brought to their attention, as well as the publics, and when a bad thing happens as a result of the situation not being fixed it will all fall on those that chose to ignore it, and the town will pay.

Sharing information has a way of attaching responsibility to those that rightly own it.

Sturbridge, we own this problem, and we need to fix it.


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