Tuesday, May 20, 2008

All Politics is (Very) Local

I just attended the annual association meeting for my condominium building. I wasn't surprised to see the room packed and tons of opinions voiced about everything ranging from recycling (or the lack thereof) to public displays such as welcome mats to smoking in common spaces.

I'm amazed by how many people here in this city are into community building. I don't know whether it's a New England thing, a small city thing, or perhaps a New England small city thing, but it's definitely unlike any place I've lived before in terms of civic engagement and pride.

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