Part of the fun in walking is the sense of serendipity when you run into an old friend, see something interesting in a store window, or find a little treasure on the ground. This is one reason I really like the idea of Little Libraries.
As my New Year's resolution for 2016 is to practice decluttering ala The Konmari Method (http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering/dp/1607747308), I am in the process of going through my books with a plan to leave them at the various Little Libraries I know around West Nashville.
In addition to sharing your old books, consider purchasing and leaving copies of your favorite book in public places for others to find - think of the delight you will create in another when they find it!
Note, the only way to find these books will be on foot - zipping by in a car will not allow for chance encounters like this!
Did you know that the city of Nashville allows for an In-Lieu Fee for development which permits opting out of building sidewalks? As it stands, when developers increase density on a property (take down one house and put up 2+) they are required to put in a sidewalk OR opt out by paying a drastically reduced fee of 8% of the total cost of installing a sidewalk.
We literally are allowing our city to be developed without sidewalks.
Want a sidewalk in your neighborhood? Would you consider putting in your own piece or contributing to a fund to sidewalk a needed area?
I am currently looking for a home owner on Bowling or Woodmont who would be willing to pay for and implement a sidewalk on their property to get the ball rolling.
Maybe you want to organize a similar demonstration project in your neighborhood...