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Commentary :: Environment
Duck Duck [Geese]...Friends of the Fells (and IMC)
10 Jul 2005
Maybe even broader connections to concerns and actions "outside" the "hub", those that can be interdependent like that of many locales with global outlook maybe in addition to more independent media connectiveness it could lead to more IMC support, monetary, volunteer, donations, "outreach", etc.
Duck, Duck, [Geese]...Counting on "Friends" of the Fells Regarding Woodland Road "Development"

A slight variation of a children's game (adults known to have fun playing too) - "Have you ever walked, jogged, pushed a carriage, rode a bike etc. along the path on Woodland Road?"


No need to ask whatever became of the (www.fells.org/history.html) the Sheepfold [as it] was grazed by sheep to maintain a pastoral scene: there were 26 animals in 1909. In 1910 a new electric trolley ran from Somerville to Stoneham, stopping at the Sheepfold (tracks and bridges can still be seen there)."


Don't want future generations to ask: "What became of the walkway, joggers, baby carriages?"


"pleasure [without] vehicles" includes walking, bicycling, jogging, pushing carriges.



The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation
4 Woodland Road
Stoneham, MA 02180
781-662-2340
friends (at) fells.org


(www.fells.org/fells.html) "The Fells includes areas in Medford, Winchester, Stoneham, Melrose and Malden..."

Independent of "speed limit" posting with the (www.mass.gov/dcr/recreate/skating.htm)skating rink approaching a bend towards Elm Street at the rotary, "crosswalk", bus stop - obviously could be people nearby - including those using the pathway, one might take note of the "mixed use" but disproportionate risk to those using other forms of pleasure vehicles.


Who is a Friend of the Fells, be it locally or in virtual sentiment, at a distance, maybe akin to: "If the left [or real, concern for the environs of one's 'backyard' as well as others] means anything, it means it’s concerned for the needs, welfare, and rights of the general population. So the left ought to be the overwhelming majority of the population, and in some respects I think it is." Noam Chomsky in an (http://zena.secureforum.com/Znet/zmag/july00barsamian.htm) interview with David Barsamian.

If one moves beyond words, or more accurately single word of <a href="http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people2/Chomsky/chomsky-con3.html";>concison</a> used to describe someone as an "environmentalist" or "activist" (granted various degrees however characterized) then maybe concern and actions regarding air, water, "<a h="http://www.bpl.org/general/associates/literarylights.htm";>Hegemony or Survival</a>" (like seeing <a href="http://www.afsc.org/pwork/0302/030205.htm";>AFSC</a> display, a refreshing surprise) might be an "overwhelming majority" - and maybe <a href="http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/22/1450216";>someday</a> independent mass media as well.
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The reach of concern above can hopefully apply to the proposed "development" that ought at minimum limit one not to accept "<a href="http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Chomsky/ConsentPOP_Chom.html";>consent without consent</a>."
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