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  • In fact, if it weren’t for a cartographer’s delusion
    (dotted line that runs through the middle of the Great Lakes)
    we’d be mirrors of the same twisted lie.

    Don’t understand how Wikipedia calls it a city.
    With 2010 pop. of 13,000, it’s a town.

    The manager of the Conneaut Chamber of Commerce
    is balding & bowls with his buddies on Tuesdays.
    He is a man of vision. A preacher of sorts:
    “Let me remind you of our values
    How this town was built”.

    Oh how his door is a pulpit
    good ol’ yankee-doodle w.a.s.p.
    Lutheran, Calvinist, Presbyterian, Methodist, Mennonite, Amish
    they all get along.
    But what is the inference?

    That the descendants of two generations don’t aspire to these values?
    That somehow, our children have evolved without consent?
    Gone off on their own? Toward a future that leaves us behind?

    Evolution provides organisms/species with change which is adverse.
    This is why all things adapt (or are extinguished).
    Don’t see yourself reflected in the Chamber of Commerce door?

    Post Scriptum

    Following details revealed in your previous piece “Learning is Messy”
    couldn’t help notice the architecture & symbolism reflected in the door’s glass.

    We can see the spire of devotion. Thank God.
    We see the brick chimney that fired those “can’t stop us now” 1950s.
    Not quite industrial size, the chimney perhaps belongs to a school
    since the architecture of factories & educational facilities is essentially one.
    Industry churned out the future & public institutions were built on industrial ascetics.
    Furnish society with skilled workers & let them consume:
    fuel for the never-ending furnace of prosperity.

    Why the chimney & the spire are almost as tall as the trees!
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