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

Monday, January 31, 2011

Yep, We're In Trouble

Wooly Mammoth baby uncovered in the Artic after frozen for
40,000 years.  From National Geographic Magazine.
The little four legged fellow in the photo, and I, are going to have a lot in common by the time this week is over. That frozen Mammoth became a part of the Arctic 40,000 years ago, and two years ago was finally uncovered from the tundra as the ice has been receding.

This is how they will find me after this winter.  40,000 years from now, some group of futuristic school children will stumble upon my frozen self, clothed in bright red LL Bean fleece jacket, flannel boxers, wool socks, and ear muffs.

The weather alerts for the week are like the script for the self fulfilling prophecy playing in my head.  The weather reports, for the next three days, say we are to receive another 14 to 18 inches of snow on Tuesday and into Thursday.

Sorry.  I've got no room for anymore snow, unless I begin storing it in the basement, which it will eventually find its way to on its own in the spring.  I have no place to put an additional 2 inches, never mind eighteen.

At other times I would not be feeling this way, but at the moment I am thankful we don't have a sidewalk in front of the house right now.  They'd find my frozen self a lot sooner if we did.

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