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    • Tue, May 15, 2012 - 07:40pm

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      Amy Selmer

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      Well, I haven’t recently

    Well, I haven’t recently read what Chris calls out as elements of a resilient community, but I guess you’d have to identify what you consider as important elements of resilience and then look for those.  Nothing’s going to be perfect, of course.  I don’t think there are any happy shiny pre-made communities you can just plug into, probably.

    I think our area (central Maryland) has a lot going for it–agrarian area out of the usual area of any natural disasters, mild weather, fairly low population density, most people outside of a few small to midsized towns are on well and septic, neither notably poor nor notably affluent, a surprising number of small farmers, farm stands, orchards, diverse livestock.  Real estate prices aren’t great, but especially, I hear, if you’re just over the border into Pennsylvania (a poorer, more blue-collar state), they’re not bad for being within day-trip range of DC and Baltimore.

    I begin to think that the thing for people to do is partner up with others who are like-minded and see if two families can’t create a more effective nucleus for change than one alone.  Unfortunately, the way things are, this probably means finding people online and at least one side of the conversation being willing to give up what they know and take a chance to move.

    I don’t really have the answer…just some thoughts.

    • Tue, Dec 16, 2008 - 06:47pm

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      Amy Selmer

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      Re: With all due respect

    Jumping in to say, basically, "Yeah, that."  I totally agree with you, Gabriel.  Certainly my screen name (Squrrl) wasn’t chosen with the intent to hide from the government or even from the internet community.  It’s just the nick I use online…for everything, public and private, with people I’ll never meet and people I see regularly.  If it serves a purpose, I’m perfectly happy to use my real name, and so I’ve switched to a real name and picture.  This is a cause I’m happy to stand up and be counted for, even though, as the picture shows, I do have things to protect.  Chris’ whole purpose is to spread this knowledge far and wide so that we aren’t a minority, but rather a majority with the power to affect real change.  That means that we need to watch what we say and be as visibly open and above-board as possible, and not give in to fear or anger any more than we can help (and we are provoked, oh, I admit it, we are amply provoked).  So I don’t think it’ll make any difference to how I post, but here I am, this is the name that I don’t get to pick. 😛

     

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