Tag Archives: neighbors

An inside joke

On a walk around the neighborhood a few days ago, I passed by a not-quite-three-year-old boy and his mother playing in their front lawn.  The boy was pushing around dirt at the base of a big tree in the middle … Continue reading

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#15: Participate in National Night Out

Ten years ago this month, my sweetie and I moved in our current home. Within a few weeks we had met our immediate neighbors, and over the next few months I made an effort to stop and chat with a … Continue reading

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#18: Buy a glass of lemonade from a kid’s stand

Driving home from yoga class, I saw four children between the ages of 5 and 10 near the side of the road, holding signs and jumping around like lunatics. As soon as they saw a car approach, their energy intensified … Continue reading

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Full circle

On my walk this evening, I saw three pretty cool sights: Five boys, all between 5-8 years old, riding their bikes over a very small ramp – and with every successful crossing, acting like they had just performed a feat … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Two years ago, I was walking our old dog Hazel down the street when an older Russian neighbor lady stopped me and said, “Don’t let dog near my yard.” Nice to meet you, too. Since that day, I made a … Continue reading

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Perks of a March snowstorm

We got a fair wallop of snow yesterday – but there’s nothing like a good-size snowman to turn these tiny frozen lemons into a huge lemonade slushie.  😉 [Snow art abounds in my neighborhood; check out the amazing snow angel … Continue reading

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Costume commentary

Halloween night is an enjoyable evening for me: I like seeing the kids come to the door all dressed up and excited, and I have fun tossing candy into their pails and pillowcases.  I always buy waaaay too many treats, … Continue reading

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