Search This Blog

Welcome to Quarry Hill's Blog!

Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
And, please follow the Blog and comment whenever you like!

"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Facebook is a strange place...

I find myself a little baffled by Facebook. It is a good way to stay in touch with people, yet at the same time it can turn on its users. I watched a friend saying he thought he'd "like" all his own posts. For some reason, this bothered people and they said it was narcissistic. I can't see why anyone should mind!
Also, when people post birthday greetings to someone who has no computer, it is nice but would be better if they could send a card or call (my 91 year old mother is the person I have in mind). It's not the same to them to hear that people sent love on FB. She doesn't even really know what it is!
But I plan to take the computer over to show her, and maybe she'll get into it. Who knows.
In the meantime, though, I urge friends to think of those who aren't into social networking sites. A call, or a card, can mean a lot to an older person.
However-- thanks to those who posted!

No comments:

Post a Comment