Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:46

This area was first settled in 1720 as part of Chester known as Chester Woods, Chester West Parish, or Long Meadow. It was not incorporated as Auburn until 1845.


Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:43

According the NH State Papers, this territory was originally purchased in 1717 from an Indian by Colonel Stephen Dudley. The town was first settled by families from Exeter as a parish of Chester.


Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:40

First settled in 1748 as part of Chester, the town was originally called Charmingfare, probably because of its many parades, which are bridle paths winding through pleasant scenery.

You’ve Been Robbed

Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:09

You work long, hard days, but you never have enough to be secure. Your husband or wife probably works too, and yet you still never get ahead. Now think about this: Your great-grandparents worked hard, and they did get ahead. You work just as hard, but you don’t make the same progress.

Was great-grandpa really that much better than you? Not likely. So, how was it that he could get ahead on one income, but you can’t?

Take a good look at this graph:

Six Reasons Why Centralization Is Bad

Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:07

The other day a friend contacted me, looking for an article that explained why centralization is bad. At first I was sure there had to be many, but I came up dry. Hence today’s article.

The odd thing about centralization is that people expect its bad aspects to be external things, like economic issues. But those aren’t the most important things. If the internal effects of centralization were recognized, and if we did something about them, the outer problems would vanish with them.

But since everyone expects economic reasons, I’ll start there:

Three Words You Must Remember

Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:06

The statement I’ll be making today is simple… very simple. Nonetheless, I think it’s of tremendous importance. It’s the type of thing that, if kept sufficiently in mind, can slowly revise your mental universe.

It’s also the type of thing that makes me want to write, “Repeat this every morning, noon, and night for at least one month, then meditate on it for a few years.” And I’m not entirely unserious about this; I think that would be an immensely valuable thing for you to do.

6,000 Years on the Hamster Wheel

Submitted by firemuffinman on Sun, 03/05/2017 - 16:03

Modern man is trained to think in certain ways and to turn away from anything that differs… to give authority the benefit of every doubt, instinctively and forever.

Nearly all of us have been pushed (nay, shoved) in that direction, and we’ve instinctively feared to break our inertia: “But I’ll be poor.” “Girls (or boys) will think I’m weird and won’t want me.” “Only crazy people step off the path.”

That path, however, has no end and kills us by inches. It was paved by our abusers and it is, in effect, a hamster wheel we never leave.