"I loved this letter in particular. Do you have any tips or links to ways to start to get to know your neighbors? We've lived in our house for almost 4 years, and barely know ours at all. Coming from a rural community where everyone knew everyone, this makes me sad and would love to make a change."
I wrote about this once around the 2016 election, but there are quite a few more subscribers these days, many of whom weren't here then, and in any case the ideas list can use an update. I've been a community builder in various roles for roughly a decade, so I know I'm a bit more comfortable with this than a lot of people, and all of these ideas, of course, assume a baseline of safety. Take care of yourself while you're learning. While most of these will put you out of your comfort zone if it's not what you're used to doing, if you're ready to try it, this is where I start:
As a rule, I'm an advocate for starting with interpersonal relationships, but if you think you're ready to move on to larger-scale work:
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