Aren’t we lucky, Ward? Yes, June, we are.
But they’re both dealing in the warm currency of community and togetherness.
This fact is evidenced not only by their homey names, which harken back to picket fences and lemonade stands, but also by their focus on drawing on the “tribe” mindset to make our towns and cities into places we actually want to live.
The idea is that we all want a lot of the same things, so if we just get out of our big houses and cars and talk a bit, we can make those things a reality.
The brainchild of Bill Spriggs, THE BACK FENCE is a weekly online publication, which calls itself “The Newsletter on Matters Concerning the West Corridor Light Rail in Golden, Lakewood, & Denver And an Echo Chamber For Livable Communities.”
I like Spriggs’ focus on hard news issue tempered by a community mind-set. Despite the project title, he seems to be showing us that community is not some quaint, archaic notion from Leave It to Beaver times. It’s our present, and if we know what’s best for us, our future too.
Cheers to front porches, back fences and community on all sides!