Today's ponder: Are Columbia Citizens ready to catalyze spontaneous neighborhood events?
Ballard had its "flash mob" pillow fight. That would be fun.
But I'm thinking Columbia Citizens mostly trend further along the peaceful, love-thy-neighbor end of the flash-mob spectrum — am I right? So how about breaking bread at an impromptu picnic in the park?
Saturday, July 19, at noon. How about we show up with blankets and picnics to spread out in the shade at Columbia Park. We'll gather for a happily haphazard no-host sunny summer social. This isn't potluck — you get to have your picnic and eat it too … (though no one will mind if you insist on sharing your cherries).
Share what's on your mind about the neighborhood. Find out what neighbors care about. We can talk about any of the local issues of the day. Or we can brush up on that fine lost art of neighborhood gossip.
Even if only a few neighbors show up — in that place, it'll be a success.
After the picnic, Mikala Woodward will lead an informal walk through the neighborhood, pursuing modern viewpoints for historic photos. More information about that soon.