Farewell to 2010 and time to burp the baby 2011! First I would like to commend Gordon for his honesty. It takes character to express your feelings and frustrations in an open forum with your true identity. Kudos. I am curious what are some ideas community members have about getting out and meeting their neighbors. The idea is to build community and minimize cultural barriers. In the Central District we are lucky to have such diversity. From the National Night Out to the Garfield Community Center activities, it appears these activities are not working in broad scope.
Maybe organizing progressive dinners, meetings at Twilight or the soon to arrive bakery on 23rd, (my favorite idea) a wine walk around your block with your neighbors. These are just some thoughts. I am very curious what you, the community would like to see.
Better yet, make it a Resolution to reach out to one neighbor every month. Have coffee in your kitchen, a cocktail in your dinning room, or a lunch in your living room. Let’s hear what you have in mind.