Clara's Clearing

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I see you, child, and you are good (A different kind of city encounter)

Friday, May 28, 2010

After I wrote a previous blog about the creeps one meets on city streets, I started taking mental notes about the different kinds of people one meets day to day. This is certainly part of a kid’s education. Exactly a week after my encounter with the neighbor who tried to intimidate my son and I not to play in the park we had an exactly opposite encounter.  More

Running into "truancy laws"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

In San Francisco a project called Pavement to Parks has been started to turn under-used street space into little parks. One of these parks has been built – entirely of recycled and reclaimed materials – close to our house. We and all the neighbors we know love it. After years of being enclosed by buildings, now the neighborhood kids have a place, even if very small, to run to and let off some steam. One neighbor family wheeled their portable basketball hoop over there for everyone to enjoy. More


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