A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.
*cino community members respond to questions about their hometowns.
Even as big boxes multiply, "neighborhood values" are becoming an important part of the national conversation.
Sometimes our neighbor really is the person right across the lane.
Helmets or seatbelts, gas or muscle?even modes of transport have created purpose.
On moving to Europe to escape the necessity of a car.
A meditation on key chains as a barometer of local and internal culture.
Independent America: The Two-Lane Search for Mom and Pop points in the right direction.
On the connection between feeling at home in a place and finding a good place for coffee.
Unlikely community emerges on the other side of a record-breaking January snowstorm.
A morning in the back yard with Squirt the cat reveals the community of nature.
An account of what happens when a family gets out of the car and hits the sidewalk.
On learning by observation how to defeat death with a cold beer.
A family tours the alphabet by eating out.
Memories and dreams inform criteria for what makes a restaurant good.
A series of columns travels through the seasons of nature and of life.
What do we do when polite conversation has become taboo?
Nostalgia for the kind of community that used to be prompts questions about what we’ve really lost.
A bike ride prompts gratitude for the gift of community.
Musical performance art with Tim Fite and re-visiting a classic with Hitchcock’s Rear Window.
On gaining a "sense of place" through knowledge of nightmares.
On quieting one’s own fears and keeping a house safe for two kids.
A list about hosting guests that could double as advice for how to live one's life.
Reflections on a year of traveling by bus, bike and foot.
On finding comfort in familiarity, even in unfamiliar places.
An evaluation of the messages that limit our household vision.
A reflection on the complicated consideration of where to live.
A review of The BQE, a film by Sufjan Stevens.
Under the influence of urban naturalism, an inner-city neighborhood can be a wonder-full place.