Tag Archives: urban life

“World class city”

This is a ‘new world’ we are living, in the blogosphere.  It is such a new forum that, worldwide, we are all learning as we go, learning how to do this new kind of communicating, learning a new kind of … Continue reading

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Suburban vs urban?

Who would have thought there might be a “Congress for New Urbanism”?  But there is – and it’s not even new.   They just held their 20th annual meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.   “CN20” included a panel on the economic … Continue reading

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Bike consciousness

Strange that I am suddenly thinking about bicycle deaths that have ‘crossed my path’.   Surely there can’t be so many of them, that I would be closely aware of three?  But yes, they happened. The first was the partner of … Continue reading

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Roncy culture changing…

As I strolled to Alternative Grounds this morning, I mused at the sweetness of being greeted with a quiet smile and  “…morning.” by strangers as we passed each other.  Some walking with purpose in their body language probably on their … Continue reading

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Activism, yin + yang…

I am sitting in Alternative Grounds, which by now everyone knows is my favourite cafe.  Between conversations I’m thinking about how it attracts people inclined toward activism.  It’s not surprising, as the café is owned by a Fair Trade activist, … Continue reading

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Love it? Support it.

Funny thing about businesses.  They’re a little like relationships.  Shops; restaurants; professional offices — there are a lot of them in Roncy, and a lot of good ones.  As in relationships – and voting – if we want a thriving … Continue reading

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“Third Place” beauty…

My “third place”* is – as ee Cummings said – “a thing of beauty and a joy forever”.  The flow of people, every shape, size, colour and persuasion, in a rainbow of humanity, is like lying down in a garden … Continue reading

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