Hello world! Welcome to Uncrowd Blog! | July 7, 2006

Welcome to uncrowd! I live on an Island and work part of each week 200 miles away in the inner city. 

The island is a community of 16,000 people except for July and August when it goes up to 70-80,000. Islands have a built-in “deliberateness” since one can’t simply get lost and take a wrong turn to get there.  There is also a different kind of privacy for Islanders. The local newspapers only come out weekly. There is usually a murder every ten or twenty years. Tourists just wash in and out.

In the inner city where i work most people are invisible or anonymous.  Some ended up there from having run out of gas or money or from having taken a wrong turn. Many of us left a place where we were welcome to find safety, jobs, or relationships, or simply took a wrong turn and stayed. There is always daily news about incidents and lots of local statistics.

This Blog site is for those of us from either place who who don’t know yet whether we are readers or writers, never had  “welcome wagon” visit, and wonder if it is too much to ask for some things to change during our lifetime. I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand that “held hostage” feeling in any part of my life anymore. 

I will add some parts  of my own experiences, and look forward to hearing yours. See you later! And thanks to wordpress for getting me started free!



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  1. My community has 450,000 people in it…it is growing and growing and growing and happy about it…it is large enough for more diversity than its admits (especially because of its large Hispanic minority–which as a great deal to the city)….and is the smoggiest city in the U.S. It is an easy city to live in–partly because of the mobility of the people.

    Comment by Valley Boy — July 9, 2006 @ 2:15 am

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I am simply a person who believes that there is enough to go around in this country to sustain those of us in the "uncrowd": the uninsured, unemployed and underemployed, or who live in unaffordable housing. I also believe that it helps to share our stories about what works and doesn't work yet.







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