I’ve Got a Lot of Questions

My wife and I were out walking our dog today and we passed by this house in our neighborhood. My first thought was "why?" Why would you park so close to your house? The car looks like it is actually touching the brick wall that is right in front of it. Did you do this … Continue reading I’ve Got a Lot of Questions

I Guess I Don’t Like Change

A story in the Wall Street Journal this week indicated that Americans are staying in their houses much longer than they used to. Homeowners nationwide are remaining in their homes typically 13 years, five years longer than they did in 2010, according to a new analysis by real-estate brokerage Redfin. According to data from the … Continue reading I Guess I Don’t Like Change

The Good Old Backyard Clothesline

I haven't given them much thought in the past 20 years or so, but after reading a recent article in the Wall Street Journal the memories came flooding back. I'm referring to the multiple clotheslines we had set up in our backyard where I grew up. There are so many details I remember: The wicker … Continue reading The Good Old Backyard Clothesline

The Power of Community

Seth Godin talks about Tribes; Facebook and LinkedIn have Groups; Scott Heiferman co-founded Meetup.com; Nirav Tolia co-founded  Nextdoor.com;  historians talk about neighborhoods in China dating back to the 6th century. What they all have in common is that they are communities; groups of people joining together to share common interests, to provide support to others in … Continue reading The Power of Community