porches vs garages

On a recent walk through a small town near where I live, I noticed something. Many of the older houses had plenty of porch space. There was room for chairs, swings, even tables. Clearly, these houses were built before air conditioning; but they were also built so folks could come and "sit a spell." One…

Too Busy to Love?

I was at a graduation party the other day for a neighbor. They live three doors down, and so I walked down and hung out with them in their backyard. At one point, some other neighbors came by -- a young married couple. They have lived near me for four years, and yet I had…