After a slew of questions I did not know the answer to, he suddenly looked at my conspiratorially. “Do you want to see my mongoose?”Read More
SoCe Life Blog
A journey to abundance, one day at a time.
One of the treasures of the SoCe neighborhood is the Kansas Firefighters Museum at 1300 S. Broadway. And every year they host a memorial service for Kansas Firefighters who have died in the line of duty. This year’s memorial ceremony is on Sunday, September 30, at 1:30 p.m. in the park just south of the museum.Read More
One of my sister's all-time favorite novels is Betty Smith's A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. After she practically forced me to read it, and thank goodness she did, i fell in love with the book, as well.Read More
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For those of you who do not know, I have an elderly dog named Barnaby. He is around twelve years old, sleeps A LOT, and is generally quirky. Case and point, he is absolutely terrified of his water bowl.Read More
On Tuesday night of this week it was the official "Neighborhood Night Out" for the city of Wichita. It is a night when folks are encouraged to have block parties and get to know their neighbors.Read More
Tip of the Week – As we near the half-way point, reflect on the neighboring experiments you’ve tried during the last six months. Journal your thoughts or share them in a conversation with a friend.Read More
On Monday, Ryan and I had the opportunity to travel down to Winfield and meet with Resident Assistants (RAs) and other student leaders to explore ways that they can practicing neighboring in their dorms and apartments. It was a great group of students (42 in total) who were clearly excited to be welcoming new and returning students to campus this week.Read More
Tip of the Week – Cook a recipe for which you are missing an ingredient and ask a neighbor for the missing item.
For those of you that struggle with the awkwardness and fear that can accompany neighboring, this week’s tip is for you. For you chatty Kathy’s out there, this week’s tip is for you. For everybody else… this week’s tip is for you too!
Tip of the Week – Work on an outside project, like washing your car, and allow time to have a conversation with a neighbor or someone walking by.
Like barbecuing, working on an outside project in your front yard or street is a great way to make yourself accessible to your neighbors. There is one key difference,
At the beginning of this week, I signed a lease for a house here in SoCe. I have never rented a house on my own before, so I found myself anxiously caught up in all of the details moving into my new place.Read More