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, September 23, 2013

A Reminder

"Anonymous comments not accepted, and will be rejected. Please use your FULL, REAL name. Choose Name / URL" and enter your name, and your name ONLY. Leave "URL" blank."

I started using the above wording above the comment box a few weeks ago.  Comments are down, as expected, but there are those that actually have read the paragraph above before writing a comment.  To those people I say, thank you.

Now, there are some other folks that are still trying to sneak an anonymous comment in, or use a name with an initial as a last name.

Full name only.  

If you are passionate about your feelings enough to speak up, then step onto the soap box. If you don't feel that strongly enough about what you have to say to attach yourself to your thoughts, then neither do I.  I set the same standard for you that I have set for myself.  My name is everywhere on this page.

Then there are those that send the same comment under different names in case I didn't choose to publish the first one, or have a buddy do it by "cuttin' and pastin'" their comment from an email saying, "post this for me".

Well, duh.

If I feel your comment is hurtful, hateful, inciteful, or I just don't like you, I won't publish your comment.  If you try again under a differnt name, then you just look stupid.

Remember, my blog, my rules.

By the way, there is no rule that says you must comment on everything you read.  You can just either smile, nod to yourself in agreement, and take another sip of coffee, or mutter something like, "Crazy bastard." under your breath.  Either way, you'll feel as good as if you had typed it out, and I am very used to to both.

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