Re: Possible definitions of different types of choosing
From: Richart Keller (richart.kellergmail.com)
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:34:37 -0800 (PST)
I like the current definition of neighborhood in Wikipedia (q.v.)

Rick Keller
On Dec 20, 2013 8:50 AM, "Sharon Villines" <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com>
wrote:

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> On Dec 19, 2013, at 2:59 PM, Kevin Wolf <kevinjwolf [at] gmail.com> wrote:
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> > Nor should we really call a cohousing community a "neighborhood".
>  Non-rural cohousing are subsets of neighborhoods.
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> A story: When my daughter was two she asked me, "When are we home?
> Sometimes you say we are home when we drive by the school and sometimes
> when we come down the street and sometimes when we are parking and
> sometimes when we come in the door. When are we home?"
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> I thought about it and realized it was related to how far away we had
> been. After an airplane trip, the airport felt like home. If I was
> returning from a visit to a neighbor across the hall, I only felt "home"
> when I had not only entered my apartment but also closed my door.
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> I think neighborhood is similarly a relative term. In addition to being
> one neighborhood, at Takoma Village we have two neighborhoods: one on  the
> green mostly in townhouse style, and one around the pizza in apartment
> style. It's a physical division but physical divisions create communities
> of interest. A community of interest in which we live, is a neighborhood.
>
> Does anyone know the origins of the word "neighborhood"? Is it limited to
> cities?
>
> It's kind of a weird word when you say it 10 times.
>
> Sharon
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