Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Takin' It to the Streets

Today, I'm going to be hot-footin' it around my neighborhood delivering a letter to the block captains of our neighborhood association. This type of activity is always a sociologically, psychologically and environmentally interesting exercise. Sociologically, you get to see how people work at living together block-by-block. Psychologically, you can often identify which individuals/families have extricated or isolated themselves. And, environmentally, you can see (up close) which neighbors are participating in sustainable and aesthetically pleasing garden practices. Needless to say, all of these perceptions are fodder for creative thought ... the best medicine for combating writer's block.