I've been thinking a bunch about what the average person can do to participate in creating a more perfect community. In my Daily Questions, I ask myself a yes/no question about whether I contributed to my community, but it occurs to me that more information about what I count as a yes might be helpful to inform myself and others about ways we all might contribute more easily. I have a pretty low bar on a daily basis, but am optimistic that over time these small actions make a difference.
Signed up to be a mentor to a Northeastern University co-op student.
Engaged in the neighborhood listserv conversation to advocate for a dog park.
Made recommendations to fellow NTEN Membership committee regarding branding, subscription services, member recognition.
Brought my neighbor who just started chemo a little treat.
Asked city council member Brandon Todd and ANC Commissioner Scot Knickerbocker to be part of a task force evaluating whether/how to bring public wifi to Ward 4 in DC.
Became a "patron" of one of my favorite artists by pledging to send him $2/month.