Thursday, September 3, 2009

Walk Around

We recently moved into a new house in Finksburg. This is a brand new neighborhood with white picket fences and freshly mowed lawns. Security is installed just incase someone from the next street over decides they want to break in and steal a plasma TV.

That's our current residence on the right side of the road, this may surprise you, but it's probably the smallest of the houses in this neighborhood.

They cleared away the forest and farm land that was once there. Their is a little bit left, so the residents don't feel too bad. I wasn't able to get a picture of it, but their are always deer walking around at night and other creatures that have lost their homes during construction.

Then if you go down the street you see the houses that have been their for years. I noticed this house because they actually dug out the front yard to make a dirt path so another car could park in the middle of their lawn. I find it really sad that we have a garage and a huge driveway with only 3 people living in a 5 bedroom house. I feel like this is wrong. The point of this is my issue is that their is to much of a gap between rich and poor in America.

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate the personal nature of this blog post. Honesty and starting where we are is a strong starting point. And the cost to create and maintain the lawns- check out the piece in Cradle to Cradle about that. It is definitely an American way of thinking. I watched a PBS show this weekend on urban boundaries. Look it up if you can. It compares American strategies with strategies of other countries.