Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
|Photos by Cyndi Marshall (left) & Dennis Dingemans (right|
From the left: Kathleen Groody, Valerie Wood, Danielle Monie, Steve Tracy, Dennis Dingemans/Cyndi Marshall, Sheryl Gerety.
Dennis reports: The “location is the Phyllis Haig Room of the Hattie Weber Museum . . . . By my count, this was the 90th ONDNA board meeting I’ve attended as an elected officer.”
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Recently, the ONDNA adopted a software scheme called “Nextdoor” as a website of that organization.*
I have been enthusiastic about the site and have helped recruit Old North residents to register on it.
But, when I got an unrequested email from Nextdoor urging me to post my photo on the site and trying to shame me by showing pictures of people who have, I began to ask: Who is Nextdoor and what is it up to?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
A human social organization, such as a nation or a neighborhood, is a blank abstraction. Each invites, if not demands, elaboration.
Among elaborations are the colors by which it is to be known. For example, a nation may lay claim to a color palette such as red, white, and blue. Or, a school may boast, say, blue and gold.
The principle extends to neighborhoods. Thus, we might ask: What color (or colors) is the Old North?
This question moves from the theoretical to the practical whenever anyone undertakes to write in the name of “Old North Davis.”