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Why Jimmy Bagga Doughnuts is important to me:


"A commercial company, or for that matter any organization, is nothing but a mental construction, a concept, an idea to which people and resources are drawn in pursuit of common purpose. All organizations are merely conceptual embodiments of a very old, very basic idea, the idea of community."

Jimmy's in my world. I want to meet him.

-- Critt Jarvis (, January 09, 1999



Most [insert the JBDs] have an instinctive uneasiness, a revulsion of sorts, for such thoughts, for they sense the ground slipping from beneath their feet.

My issue with SOME people, is they forget their basic humanity, while wearing blinders, and ridiculing everyone else who has taken the alarming step of removing theirs and taking the investigative time to find out as much as they can.

Some people choose to be leaders for themselves rather than blind followers of others. Some dont. Its an individual choice as well as inalienable right.

Civilization works when the members are tolerant, honoring and civilized. Thats the ultimate in team playing, despite fundamental disagreements in perspective and belief, at its best.

... Leaders can only modify conditions which prevent it, perceive and articulate a sense of community, a vision of the future, a body of principle to which people can become passionately committed, then encourage and assist them to discover and bring forth the extraordinary capabilities which lie trapped in everyone, struggling to get out.

Without question, the most abundant, least expensive, most underutilized and frequently abused resource in the world today is human ingenuity.

Wish Clinton and John A. Koskinen would get that for Y2K, not to mention other humans.

In last nights Millennium episode, when the lead character was asked, to paraphrase, If Y2K is true, how are we going to get through it?

The rely... Only by remembering our humanity.


-- Diane J. Squire (, January 09, 1999.

JBD remind me of "Theremore" in Nightfall (Issac Asminov (sp?)). Just walking around disputing the evidence just to make waves and be "different" Ahh, whatever...Theremore was soon proved wrong and walked around lamanting the fact that he had been so wrong and mislead so many others. His own guilt was almost too powerful for him to handle...

-- ABC (, January 09, 1999.

"Jimmy's in my world. I want to meet him."

me too Critt, oh, how I want to meet him!

-- Andy (, January 09, 1999.

Critt, [JBD]'s of many sorts are in your world, and in everyone's, no question. But it's triage time.

The question is, will you spend what resources you have and what time is left with someone who rejects community, or with those who welcome it?

-- Tom Carey (, January 10, 1999.


Every waking moment, while so rapidly confronted with perceived life changing events, I wrestle with my first instict of "fight or flight". But, I've been there, done that.

I've fought, I've flown. I've fought and I've flown.

How many times in my life have I threatened to disconnect from this chaotically presented world? ("That's rhetorical", I say to myself. "Beware of tangents!")

I believe the system of my community suffers dis-ease. And to get a healthy community, I have to connect to my neighbors and their neighborhoods.

That means spending time, meeting, those who reject community and those who welcome it.

Participate, respond, create, connect. That's what I'm exploring here.

-- Critt Jarvis (Wilmington, NC) (, January 10, 1999.

and it's messy, too.

-- Critt Jarvis (, January 10, 1999.

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