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Going Home with Wendell Berry | The New Yorker
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[Too much to quote, so here’s what Anne quoted:]

“Lancie Clippinger said to me, and he was very serious, that a man oughtn’t to milk but about twenty-five cows, because if he keeps to that number, he’ll see them every day. If he milks more than that, he’ll do the work but never see the cows! The number will vary from person to person, I think, but Lancie’s experience had told him something important.”
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4 days ago by robertogreco
This Is How Borrowing Things From Our Neighbors Strengthens Society by Sarah Lazarovic — YES! Magazine
Research shows that small talk and casual connections create happy communities and less-lonely individuals.
borrowing  loneliness  community  mental_health  civics  neighbors 
24 days ago by cdzombak
Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops - VICE
Beyond creating a "new neighborhood watch," Amazon and Ring are normalizing the use of video surveillance and pitting neighbors against each other. Chris Gilliard, a professor of English at Macomb Community College who studies institutional tech policy, told Motherboard in a phone call that such a “crime and safety” focused platforms can actively reinforce racism.

“We know from a bunch of high profile incidents in the past, and even when people live in a particular neighborhood, often their white neighbors don’t identify them as neighbors or belonging in those space,” Gilliard said. “So there’s a way that blackness can be seen as foreign, even when you ‘belong.’ And those systems codify that in a way that makes me really uncomfortable.”
neighbors  security  privacy  surveillance  ring  amazon  crime  racism  policing 
4 weeks ago by max_read
4 Fence Etiquette Guidelines for Residential Fence Installation
Follow these four fence etiquette tips to make sure that the only wall going up between you and your neighbors is a physical one.
fence-etiquette  residential-fence  fence-installation  new-fence  neighbors 
5 weeks ago by Adventure_Web
Fence Etiquette 301: Building a Fence without Upsetting Anyone
Although you might not think that fence etiquette is a valid concept, it’s just as crucial as being polite and friendly to your neighbors when it comes to anything else.
fences  neighbors  fence-ettiquette 
10 weeks ago by Adventure_Web
CHAPTER 3 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS | 2012 Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code | ICC premiumACCESS
308.1.4Open-flame cooking devices.
Charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices shall not be operated on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048 mm) of combustible construction.


1.One- and two-family dwellings.

2.Where buildings, balconies and decks are protected by an automatic sprinkler system.

3.LP-gas cooking devices having LP-gas container with a water capacity not greater than 21/2 pounds [nominal 1 pound (0.454 kg) LP-gas capacity].
virginiabeach  code  law  legal  neighbors 
10 weeks ago by hankins
Boyfriend - anythingpastorpresent - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
“Steve, this is my neighbor, Tony,” Bucky says. “Tony, this is my boyfriend, Steve.”

Boyfriend. Bucky has a boyfriend. When did Bucky get a boyfriend? It’s been less than a week since the last time Bucky fucked Tony into his mattress.

Written for the Tony Stark Bingo. Square filled: T3 - kink: fuckbuddies
marvel  avengers  mcu  Steve/Tony/Bucky  first.time  anythingpastorpresent  Tony/Bucky  Steve/Bucky  established  au  au:total  au:mundane  neighbors  jealousy  break.up-make.up 
april 2019 by southerly
How To Handle A Noisy Apartment Neighbor
Apartment complexes make great homes, but you are bound to hear your neighbors from time to time. While the occasional noise is to be expected, there are times when your neighbor is too loud and disturbing. Read on for a few tips on how to respectfully deal with a noisy apartment neighbor.
apartment  neighbors  apartment-living 
february 2019 by Adventure_Web
Amazon’s Home Security Company Is Turning Everyone Into Cops - Motherboard
Ring sells a very particular message: while you shouldn’t trust your neighbors, you can trust Amazon to help police it. The Neighbors app is free. But the more unsafe the app makes you feel the most inclined you would feel to dole out money for a Ring home security system.
Amazon  CCTV  surveillance  Neighbors  policing  crime  suspicion  Ring  NextDoor  racism  theft  discrimination  trust  distrust  fear  bias 
february 2019 by petej
Find Me Here - skoosiepants - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
It’s not that Stiles hates his neighbor. Sure, he’s a huge jerkface who wears leather jackets, douchy sunglasses and routinely tries to murder Stiles with his eyes.

But Stiles doesn’t hate him. He’s not sure he’s capable of hating someone that smoking hot.

Or -

Stiles and Derek get snowed in on Christmas Eve.
fandom:teenwolf  Derek/Stiles  AU  human_au  rating:pg-13  neighbors  Words:3000-6000  stiles_pov 
january 2019 by hpfan_8890
Left Turn at Albuquerque - yodasyoyo - Teen Wolf (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
“Oh no!” Stiles yelps, springing back in alarm, and then, once he gets a better look at who he’s just doused, he whines, “Nonononononooooooooo.”

Because he has just thrown coffee over the hottest guy he’s ever seen: Tall, muscular and dressed in what must have been, pre-coffee, a white tank-top, and what are still, coffee stains notwithstanding, excruciatingly tight jeans. The guy has dark hair, piercing eyes and the sort of scruff that Stiles just wants to rub all over himself.
fandom:teenwolf  Derek/Stiles  rating:pg-13  Nurse  Numbered  fluff  neighbors  AU  human_au  stiles_pov  Words:9000-12000 
january 2019 by hpfan_8890
3 Tips For Getting To Know Your Apartment Neighbors
Everyone wants to have a good relationship with their neighbors, but it can be difficult to make the first steps and establish a connection. Check out these three tips for getting to know your apartment neighbors!
neighbors  apartment  apartment-living 
january 2019 by Adventure_Web
Jami Attenberg, "A bigger life in a smaller city"
“But that is what I left behind when I left New York, more than anything else. Eighteen years of building friendships. Those people are irreplaceable in my heart.”

"When you move to a new city when you’re young, you can easily meet people. Go to a bar and sit there for a few hours—you’ll make two new best friends (and exes) in a night. All the friends I made when I first moved to New York City in the late ’90s were the ones I did drugs with. I am not knocking the friendships I made at 1 a.m. on the dance floor, but they were born out of different interests.

I don’t go out like that anymore. Moving to a smaller city was an opportunity to consider the next part of my life in a less frantic, more engaged way than I had in my youth. I was looking for a different kind of stability when I moved here. And it was less about making mistakes I could learn from and more about making choices I believed in."
NYC  Curbed  NewOrleans  neighbors  moving  2019Faves 
january 2019 by briansholis

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