little rock
Chotuni
Posted 4/26/2008 7:57 AM (#4701)
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hi i think i should change my name to have laptop will travel but what i was going to ask was can anyone suggest anywhere of interest in little rock arkansas as i have to go there for a couple of weeks and have not been before.i would appreciate any advice,thanks a lot.??????? ????????
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/26/2008 12:08 PM (#4712 - in reply to #4701)
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Enjoy the unknown !
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Rose
Posted 4/26/2008 12:45 PM (#4715 - in reply to #4701)
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well I don't remember any exact places. I just know that it wasn't hard to find places of interest. When I was there it was such a beautiful town and it was a beautiful evening and the people were so wonderful. I remember thinking, " I could live in a town like this". But I enjoy small towns that are mostly rich with hospitality.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/26/2008 3:27 PM (#4719 - in reply to #4701)
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Sounds like a nice place.
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Chotuni
Posted 4/27/2008 1:02 PM (#4744 - in reply to #4715)
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thanks everyone i'm sure i will like it no matter what
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Rose
Posted 4/27/2008 1:26 PM (#4746 - in reply to #4744)
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Paul it is a nice place. All I remember is that there was a really beautiful inviting restuarant, he evening and night sky were clear. The people were friendly and the town was very clean. I remember thinking if I weren't passing through I would love to stay and walk around and really "visit". So many wonderful places and wonderful people all over the face of this earth. I guess that why it really gets me when I see so much injustice. And yet, I know that in a system so global there is really no way of exacting any real justice. We weren't meant to be that global.

Over and over again we hear about small villages that are doing just fine without the interruption of "progression". It appears that we are village people without our villages! The one good thing in a small town is that people know you. They know your family and people can work together to help keep cohesion of family and relations. They can really work on keeping spiritual awareness and boundaries. Where in the larger cities everything must be washed out, made illegal or politically incorrect. For example: you can't hang a picture of a religious figure like Jesus, because that may offend everyone else, no Stars of David that may offend another group, etc. etc. But it's okay to sell video games that reward children for scoring drugs, scoring prostitutes, and shooting virtual cops. But put up one Christmas tree in a town in Colorado and it makes the news about how someone's playing Christian favorites, etc...etc...

In a small town, or a village you have similar beliefs and support those beliefs and help one another. It's getting complicated to a fault with millions and millions of people trying to be Villagers all in the same village.

But to further support my observations let's look at Egypt, the Fall of the early Egyptians...Pharoahs. There was a lack of education amongst the masses and so much integration of different "villagers" it simply did not work in the long run and their rule collapsed. While I believe in tolerance and acceptance I also believe that we need townships where people stand a fighting chance. How can complete strangers truly give someone a fair shake when passing judgement at trials?

People who serve and protect us really need to KNOW the People they are trying to serve and protect. But this leads into a whole new conversation such as the question.....

How can anyone serve and protect our rights when they don't even know what they are? Question your local police when you see one on the street. Ask them for a few chosen amendments taken from the Constitution and good luck finding one that can tell you what it is.... (Paul I realize that this does not directly pertain to you because you're in I believe I read the United Kingdom.) But I know you get the meaning of my post.

So again I ask how can we be protected or properly served by people who don't know what our rights are and people who don't know us?
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/27/2008 4:29 PM (#4747 - in reply to #4701)
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Wow, big post Rose, by which I mean, deep issues.

It's a bit old now, but you reminded me of E F Schmacher's text of the ?1970s, 'Small is Beautiful'. That was an economic antidote to both capitalism and socialism.

I feel that we are, fundamentally, 'people of the village' ; or, if of nomadic gene, 'people of the plain and forest'. It is an issue, how to reconcile the global city with the indvidual person.

Not sure how else I can respond. Except, personally speaking, you are correct, I live in London, England, though born and brought up in the English countryside, a now 'vanished world', for which I still grieve/pine: to no effect.

Paraphrasing Shakespeare, and not knowing where this is now going to go, but, ... we seem to live, each of us, in undiscovered countries and territories that we might know or might never know. Whether of ourselves, or of 'the other'. Each a particle of bliss, each yearning to get back to that wholeness of bliss, needing to hold and recall, how it is here and always here. Here, there and everywhere, then back to here. A language and a music we can understand and read, if only we could permit ourselves to remember.

Namaste
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Chotuni
Posted 4/27/2008 4:53 PM (#4748 - in reply to #4746)
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forget it i'll go to palm springs instead
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/28/2008 4:35 AM (#4784 - in reply to #4748)
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Now, I do get that joke !!!

But will you drive? Or ride? Or swim? And how many bags will you take?
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/28/2008 6:13 AM (#4787 - in reply to #4746)
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Rose - your 'evening sky was clear' lingered long in my mind ... and then I knew why; it reminded me somehow of this poem by Edward Thomas (1887 - 1917)

ADLESTROP

Yes, I remember Adlestrop -
The name - because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.

The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platfrom. What i saw
Was Adlestrop - only the name -

And willows, willow-herbs and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry;
No white less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlest in the sky.

And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire

[but that was before Chotuni said he was going to Palm Springs instead ...!!]
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