dissension in the ‘hood

More love from the neighborhood listserv. Keep in mind that these are grownups with mortgages (some of them rather large). ———————– Jacob wrote: We’ve had a similar ongoing issue with some very inconsiderate drunken neighbors who partay about 10 feet from our bedroom window. 11pm is the legal noise cut-off […]

Baby, Neighborhood

baby’s observation

A baby muskrat is called a kit. This morning as I got the baby out of bed and began changing her diaper, we heard what I hope was a single firework going off somewhere down the street. She said, “Uh oh, shots!” While she regularly introduces her sentences with “uh […]


urban hayride

actual description from a house down the street (emphasis added): AWESOME FORECLOSURE PROPERTY!GREAT CONVENIENTLOCATION!AN INVESTOR OR 1ST TIME HOMEOWNER’SDREAM!CLEAN, COSY&COMFORTABLE!INCREDIBLE VALUE!SOLD AS- Below is an email thread from my neighborhood’s community listserv. If it looks like a bunch of neighbors are carpooling to go to court with the hope that […]


keepin’ it real in my ‘hood

This mug shot likely depicts one of my neighbors. Contrast that with this entry from a blog I enjoy called “Dad Gone Mad.” The thing is, I envy this guy (the blogger, not the arrestee).  Even if he does refer to himself as a “puss” for living his “one-sidedly suburban existence.”  […]

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