Category Archives: neighborhood

In suspension

Suspension! OK. It’s my fault, but really? About 2 months ago, on one of my frequent trips to Ohio, I got a speeding ticket in Mishawaka, Indiana. The officer gave me a paper and said to call the court within … Continue reading

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No hiding in Hyde Park

I left my gradebook at school (I have six more narratives to write) and my classroom needed to get cleaned up for summer school classes (I’m not teaching any, but others are using my classroom). So I bribed JB with … Continue reading

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Sabra Road

We’re in Ohio for a wedding this weekend and went to visit the old neighborhood with JB, my brother, and sister-in-law. Our old house had been foreclosed and HUD was now trying to sell it. A neighbor came out and … Continue reading

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Good fences make good neighbors

For almost 24 years we have had a wooden fence. In fact, just after we moved in, a neighbor down our block found a picket fence discarded in a northern suburb, picked it up in his truck, and gave it … Continue reading

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I love my city. I love my neighborhood.

We spent the day with friends who have a summer home in Three Oaks, Michigan, absorbing the quiet and slow pace of a small town, eating food from the farmer’s market, engaging in easy conversation, and devouring amazing homemade ice … Continue reading

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