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

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Common Goodness

The team I follow has their opening day tomorrow. Now, there are all sorts of other teams out there, each with their own lineup, opening days, and star players, but they all share the same basic principle, be good.

That's all the teams asks of it's members, just be good, and that guiding rule covers everything else.  Each team has their own policies, procedures and rules that all lead to the that common goal; they're all different, but it doesn't really matter.

It's like the National League, and the American League, they don't regularly play against each other, but when they do it 's more ecumenical than a rivalry.  Those times that it becomes a rivalry we're working on eliminating from the schedule.

And, it doesn't matter what name your team has; mine is named after the mans birthday we celebrate on the 25th of December, Jesus Christ.  Christmas naturally evolved from that name.  I am glad his name wasn't Billy Ray.  Wouldn't fit as well.

So, to all of you, and I do mean all of you, even those on other teams, I wish you all a Merry Christmas.  The one thing we all have is that common goodness, and that is always worth sharing no matter what time of the year.

Merry Christmas.

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