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Time to work together in Carbondale

Dear Editor,

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change their town for the better. (loosely adapted from Margaret Mead)

The consciousness of our town residents, and that of the whole Valley, has been awakened. I truly believe that we can work together in a cooperative, co-creative spirit with the Town Council, shop owners and landlords to revitalize our downtown as well as the current business along 133.

I also believe that we can work alongside the Crystal River Marketplace project in the same cooperative, co-creative spirit.

My friend and mentor, Tom Crum, teaches: “Instead of seeing the rug being pulled out from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.” It’s something worth remembering every day, in all phases of our lives.

Jeanie Tomlinson


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