Future time

You never can tell. Back around 1750, it likely would have sounded far-fetched to predict that the British colonies in the Americas would revolt and gain their independence. The stock market crash that opened the Great Depression no doubt seemed impossible during the height of the Roaring Twenties. The dotcom bubble, the housing bubble ... not many would have believed just a few years ago that the high-flying good times were about to crash to earth. What was being discussed by an earnest group of about 50 people at a Woodstock gathering last week may have sounded equally unlikely. And yet ...

Pamela Boyce Simms, an Ulster County resident and passionate representative for the Mid-Atlantic Transition Hub, spoke at a joint meeting of Woodstock Transition and the Woodstock Time Bank, two grassroots groups looking for alternatives to the way things currently are.

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