Communities don't exist without people. Each
person in a community, like each community itself, has a history,
a heritage, and stories that speak to all of us. Highway 7, like
rural communities everywhere, is changing in a faster paced world.
Living a ''laid back lifestyle', close to nature,
away from the noise and chaos of city life... this is part of
our heritage. But it's all changing now in the name of progress,
throwing us into future schlock whether we like it or not. The
technology industry has officially become 'the' driving force
of the new economy.
We are caught in a paradigm shift much like the
turn of the 20th century when we entered the 'age of industrialization'
-- a virtual crossroad where the old ways don't seem to work,
and the new ways are unproven.
Charles Dickens once wrote, "It was the best
of times, and it was the worst of times" (A Tale of Two Cities)
and we don't have much choice but to live it in whatever way works
for us; as individuals, and as community members -- we
are forced to "lead, follow, or get off the road".
How people in rural communities are dealing with
change brought on by technology and the advance of the rest of
the world to our doorways, is one of the main focuses of Highway 7.
For long time residents, modern day 'back to the
landers', newcomers, and business owners, Highway 7 e-zine will
help you stay informed.
Highway7.com -- where old ways and new ways meet.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was
the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the
season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring
of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before
us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven,
we were all going direct the other way- in short, the period was
so far like the present period...."
Charles Dickens, 1859