Season 2 of The Neighbor Next Door is here!

Season 2 of The Neighbor Next Door is here!

Our hosts, Adam Barlow-Thompson and Matthew Johnson, are back on the front porch to introduce Season 2 and give a sneak peek of the episodes to come. In this episode, Adam and Matt summarize Season 1 of The Neighbor Next Door before revealing the theme for Season 2 and previewing the episodes to come.

This episode is perfect for both first-time listeners and seasoned listeners, so grab a chair and something cold to drink, and join us on the front porch for Season 2 of The Neighbor Next Door!

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 17

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 17

Neighboring Tip of the Week - Reacquaint yourself with an old acquaintance. 

In the original posting of this blog, we accidentally "corrected" the spelling of neighbour to neighbor. Our apologies to our guest blogger. We have since corrected our error to the more correct spelling. ;-)

Is there a neighbor you have talked to in the past, but eventually lost touch with? This week,…

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52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 16

52 Weeks of Neighboring - Week 16

Neighboring Tip of the Week - Take a walk in your neighborhood and collect trash.

Welcome to a new day, and welcome to June!

This week’s neighboring tip comes to us from Neighboring Movement co-founder Matt Johnson, but he borrowed the tip from his mom, Glenna, so we give her the credit (for a great idea and for a clean neighborhood). 

Glenna began taking walks around her neighborhood a few years ago, and upon doing this,…

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The Slow Journey of Friendship

Friday night, Catherine and I invited a few neighbors to get together to share food and a few songs. This is something Catherine and I have done once before. We keep it simple by baking a few frozen pizzas and then handing out our folk-music songbooks so everyone can sing along. In the midst of all of it there is space for people to share what is going on in life and also space to tell stories from older chapters of our lives. That night I realized…

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Podcast: Season 1 Finale! Featuring Ashley and Catherine!!

Friends! Season 1 is wrapping up and we pulled out all the stops! We invited the other co-founders of the Neighboring Movement, Ashley Barlow-Thompson and Catherine Johnson to join us on the front porch for their reflections on season 1. It was a riotous time with surprising compliments and plenty of burns! Grab a chair and join us for this conversation!

P.S. Stay tuned for season 2.

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A Vampire and an Elder

A Vampire and an Elder

My dog and I stepped outside for our regular evening walk. The air was cool in the shade, but warm in the sun. As we walked down the drive way, a group of the neighborhood’s kids bicycled by. They waved to me and I waved back at them.

One of the girls stopped and circled back around on her bicycle, carrying a bottle with red liquid and a toy sword. She stopped in front of me and said, “I’m a vampire! Can I pet your dog?”

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Podcast: Neighboring Tip - Reflection

Kristopher Swanson returns with our final neighboring tip of season 1. This time, we are reflecting on our experiences of neighboring. Plus, we discuss the exciting news that Kristopher is no longer Intern #5, but instead is now VISTA #1! Grab a chair and join us on the front porch for another fun conversation!