Day: 09/14/2012

Coming Together–We Are One Neighborhood

I live in a diverse neighborhood. It’s a lovely suburban pocket, with tennis courts, a community pool and an active homeowner’s association. We have only seventy homes, but of those seventy, I can honestly say, we are one of the most diverse slices of humanity I’ve ever had the honor of observing up-close and personal. I’m going to throw out some stats that I know definitively, though I didn’t actually take a survey. We have families who are first and second generation African, Korean, Chinese, British, Indian, Jordanian, Iranian, Armenian and several others I’m not certain the exact country of origin. Our religious backgrounds range from Christian to Buddhist to Muslim to Jewish and beyond. Skin here is every color imaginable. We walk our dogs on the same streets, our kids take the same bus to school every day and play on the same sports teams. The women in the neighborhood play tennis and bunco together. We give each other’s kids rides and help each other out when one is running late or working. We host …