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Poet deVine
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0 posted 09-29-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine




I have an idea…not really a suggestion so I’m posting it here. Tell me what you think:

Let’s pool together and buy a town. See this link (it may be sold already but you get the idea of what I’m going for!):
http://www.rereader.com/bearvly.html

The plan:
Buy a small town and turn it into our own Passionate Place. (I’m leaning towards Northern California right now as the place to be, though I’m open to other parts of the country that don’t have a lot of snow!)

We could move there, make it a working ‘poetry/writing’ community.

We would hold clinics for writers; seminars; classes; workshops; summer camp for kids (of all ages).

People would pay us to come out and enjoy reading/writing and living poetry and prose.

Have plays and poetry readings and  festivals all summer!

We could have a ‘passionate press’ and print works by unknown and emerging authors.

Some will want to maintain a ‘normal’ life and keep a job in a nearby city. That’s fine – but there would be a special city tax to cover the cost of some of the ‘functions’ at first. We won’t be making money at first so we would need a way to supplement our income.  Eventually we could make a profit from the fees for the camps/seminars/classes/workshops/plays/festivals ( we could even make our own T-shirts to sell!)

You could have a space there for your trailer or cabin. Spend your weekends with the ‘townies’.

We could live in peace and harmony. Grow our own veggies and chickens and cows… we could have a town council…we could LIVE our work….

Ok…tell me why it won’t work (I still think it can!)

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1 posted 09-29-2000 01:40 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

And you keep trying to tell me you're not a hippy?  Count me in...there's always a reason why something wouldn't work...but you still have to test the theory!
Erin
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2 posted 09-29-2000 01:48 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

Sounds like you have it all worked out!! But I wouldnt want to move that far from home. Can I brings my friends with me??
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3 posted 09-29-2000 02:12 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Sharon,

This sounds perfect, I beleive the glass is always half full, so count me in im game. You have to admit you can't help laughing a little, I guess may be because it would be a dream come true.

You are so special Sharon,

Love, Cerenity


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We have to be reminded that He exist!"

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4 posted 09-29-2000 06:39 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I was with you all the way, Sharon - right up until the veggies, chickens, and cows.
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5 posted 09-29-2000 06:48 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Sharon's startin' a commune! I love it ... save me a tent ... or a trailer ... or something! And I'm not laughing Sharon, hey, if I could be a part of something like that ... I'd be in heaven, not sure about the hubby though!    

Just FYI ... I tried the link, and I got "connection refused" ???  Does that mean I've been banned from the community already, LOL???  



[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 09-29-2000).]
Nan
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Ya know something, Sharon... This could be your best idea yet... and I'm as serious as you are... but I'm not milking the cows either.. I like my modern conveniences & stuff...
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...for a summer project, that is... I wouldn't want to be there all year, but I could certainly spend my whole summer there...
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8 posted 09-29-2000 07:27 AM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

quote:
We could live in peace and harmony


ROTFLMAO

what are you on Sharon???!!!      
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9 posted 09-29-2000 07:40 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Count me in sweetheart, I'd be there in two shakes of a cat's whisker...

HUSG
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Ron, there is NO way I would allow you to do the gardening or livestock maintenance. You, sir, would be in the main building....keeping the forum on track....updating the main site...after all if we don't have our 'home on the net' how will we get our citizens?

Thank you all for your comments..

I am not a hippy.  
Poertree - whatever do you mean? I think we can live in peace and harmony! Maybe you would like to volunteer to be the Sheriff to make sure we do!?  
I can milk a cow (pull and squeeze! LOL)  

*sigh. I guess I'll have to start it myself. Ok, so if I do, I get to name it deVineVille or PdVtown...(Sharonville is taken I think). Maybe I'll just call it Love and Harmony, USA!

  


[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 09-29-2000).]
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Hey I know this band that covers all the Dead tunes and we could bring em.. and.. lol @ KIT -- I was thinking commune too....

but seriously -- if you go into central Florida around the Ocala National Forrest property is pretty reasonable... and it's fairly close to Orlando -- which is now the second most visited city in the country behind New York -- so -- if you wanted to hit the tourist / retreat trade -- I'd start around there -- and you wouldn't have to Buy a town -- just some land -- and Build it from scratch.... yanno?  been done before...

of course -- being the passionate poet people we are -- I'm betting there'd be a need for some big referees and some time-out corners somewhere...

or maybe just an Alley???  

nice thought Sharon

[This message has been edited by Local Rebel (edited 09-29-2000).]
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12 posted 09-29-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Hawke, are you trying to get me to buy 'swampland'?  
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Ok..I checked it out..the town shown in the link is:

population 91
50 miles east of Modesto
125 miles east of San Francisco
On Rte 49 between Mount Bullion and Ragby
East of 'Hornitos'(is that what you have when you crave Doritoes?
South of Dogtown
North of Ben Hur
WhtDove
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How can I not laugh at these responses?
I'm rolling here! Face turning red from laughter and tears in the eyes! LMAO!

Now were you trying to make me feel guilty with that don't laugh thing? (from last night)
I'm sorry! It's not the idea that brings the laughter but the comedian replies!

Love that dorito thing! LOL

ROFL@Ron!!

It would be a dream come true Sharon!  
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15 posted 09-29-2000 11:36 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Modesto (we'll have some lovely modest neighbours)
San Francisco (isn't there famous prison nearby ... could keep that handy if "anyone" get's out of line)
Ragby (well, I prefer Rugby, but I'm up for new sports)
Hornitos (If the "T" fell off we could be in for bad weather, but if the "D" fell off, we've got great munchies nearby)
Dogtown (oh, what can I say .. I'd be in heaven living near there)
Ben Hur (chariot races for the holidays)

I'm in!!!

I'm still serious Sharon ... I love the idea, just having fun. You're wonderful, ya know that???

***I'm editing this, cause I just got the link to work, first time for me ... this IS really neat Sharon!!!

[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 09-29-2000).]
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Hey Sharon, the town you are referring to is a lovely little place, an old 'gold mining' hamlet, peaceful and absolutely suited to bring out the muse...

Not too far from where I live BTW...

Count me in.  Can I have a little tie die shop, I could silkscreen poetic verse onto some groovy shirts...



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I've decided to take the name "Joyous Breeze" as my 'hippie' name. And I've got some investors ready to buy!

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quote:
We could live in peace and harmony.


So basically, I'm not invited?!!!  

Oh well, since I live IN Modesto, I guess I can come visit every once in a while... *sulk*
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Whoa! Hold the presses! I'll stay right where I'm at! Been there... that's...SNOW COUNTRY!!!

*brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
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Chris, it won't be fun unless you're there with us! You can run the town newspaper unless Poertree doesn't want to be Sheriff..then YOU can be the Sheriff!    
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21 posted 09-29-2000 12:01 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

75 miles from Modesto and it snows? You can still come out on the weekend right?
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22 posted 09-29-2000 12:09 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay...Joyous Breeze it is...but I wanna be Petunia Peace!
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Nice to meet you Petunia Peace! Get out your love beads and your 'make love not war' tshirt!!!  
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24 posted 09-29-2000 12:38 PM       View Profile for Poertree   Email Poertree   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poertree

nope I'm accepting (C will have to be the ice cream vendor or sumthin' equally taxing) ... soooooooooo ...

first - i wanna reeeeeal gun (we don't have them over here ..lol)

second - i want to get to say that immortal  clint eastwood line to Chris ('cept he won't have gun when i say it ..heh heh)

third - you are the first to get locked up Sharon unless you quit callin' me Poertree (either that or you get appointed Deputy ..lol..whichever scares you most  )

yeeee haaaa (or whatever)  

oh and i want one of those silver star thingys as well but fastened with velcro so as the pin doesn't stab me ....lol
 
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