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Creative system for letting your neighbours know what they can borrow

From an article titled :

A Switzerland-based project called is encouraging neighborhoods to build a greater sense of community by placing stickers on their mailbox to indicate what goods they have to loan to their neighbors.

As community-oriented as I am, I don’t know most of my neighbors. It’s not a matter of intimidation or thinking they’re not friendly, but it’s simply because I’ve never really needed to know all of my neighbors. We’re all quiet. We stay out of each others’ hair.

This idea targets that notion that neighborhoods can be closer and work together. This project first started as a way for cyclists to know which houses have a bike pump just in fxdd case they got a flat, but it’s become more than that. Now people who want to take part can illustrate that they’re willing to loan out lawn mowers, toys, costumers, and even wifi.

I think it raises a good question about how we treat stuff too. Why does every home in every neighborhood need to have a lawn mower? Or a power drill? I guess in a way it doesn’t make sense. What are your thoughts on this?

I think it’s a clever idea and can definitely help neighbours meet and help each other. Thus I am boosting the signal for anyone else who’d like to get on board with this.

Strangers become friends in minutes, a cool social experiment

I’ve been in a ball pit before, but not in many years. This is a pretty clever use of a mini-ball pit to connect people in a cool way:

Part of me wishes I would stumble upon one of these types of experiments in real life sometime.

So, what’s the deal with Polyamory?

I like to have discussions – about real topics and issues. I like to get past stereotypes, myths and stigmas as much as possible, to take a critical but fair look at things and try to move the issue forward in a positive way.

Earlier this week I went to a discussion group about polyamory (hosted by Toronto based organization “I’d Tap That”, a sex-positive resource for young people). I am not currently poly, nor am I sure it is right for me, but I am curious and trying to gain a better understanding (pro tip – don’t rely on popular media for this). I wanted to learn more about it from people who are more experienced and knowledgeable. I happen to have a few friends who are poly and they were hosting so I attended. In this post, I will share what I learned and what insights I gained. Spoiler alert – more universal life lessons in this one!

This one is long, so buckle up!

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