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Can I Borrow a Cup of Sugar? And Other Truths
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April 13, 2016
EcoParent

As I was writing this, my friend Maria called me on the phone sobbing. She had just gotten into a fight with her neighbour about car-parking etiquette and it ended with him yelling insults at her from his porch. A surprising act in a quiet, tree-lined, middle-class neighbourhood. The incident seemed too apropos not to mention here because after an incident like that, it might make one think that, indeed, “good fences make good neighbours” despite or because of the warning that comes at the beginning of Robert Frost’s Mending Walls poem: “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.”


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