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Quote of the Day: Life's About More Than Borrowing Rakes

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 2 2010

Using Front Porch Forum only to borrow rakes or find the best electrician trivializes its potential and our community.  We don’t (or at least I don’t) live here because of our proximity to Lowes, or the many choices in refuse collection... To me respectful disagreement about philosophy and politics  is preferable to a low key social facade that isolates each of us within our own bubbles of self-consistent rationale.

-- A response to an on-going low-grade debate in that remarkably Vermont-based online discussion space about whether politics should be fair game amongst neighbors. Front Porch Forum recently won a Knight News Challenge grant to expand its platform from 25 towns to 250.