I’m excited to share what is happening around Montclair. We live in a place that is a “great escape,” in my humble opinion. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by peace, quiet, trees, deer, cool weather, morning fogs, and European-like vistas. Plus there are a handful of farm animals, squealing here in Oakland.
Why am I blogging? Well, the opportunity caught my eye because I’m a typical dotcom executive. Also, I really enjoy the polyglot of humanity in our little neighborhood. It should be fun to share the everyday joys and woes of our community.
When I think of this neighborhood, its mostly filled with people who care about what they are doing but don’t particularly care about appearances and being noticed!
On the other hand, Montclair’s a place where shopkeepers recognize you and you’re easily “part of the community” whether you have kids, are single, retired, etc.
So, expect to read about what really matters, like food, hiking, seeing movies, and saying hello to all the neighborhood dogs. Plus anything I overhear at the coffee shops is fair game.
Cheers and welcome.
-Debby (aka MontclairOak)
P.S. Check out these pages to learn more: Some Montclair Vibes; The Risks of Montclair; and Montclarions, Speak Up Here. Or start searching and exploring blog postings from the links, over on the right.
Summer 2010 Update: Alex Gronke and his team at The Oakbook gladly took the reins here, when Debby Richman moved away from California. Our mission remains the same, namely covering all-things Montclair.
Summer 2011 Update: The more things change, and remain. After Alex moved to AOL’s Patch, Debby picked up the reins from afar. We post at least once a week.
Summer 2012 Update: While we’re mostly on hiatus, the site will remain live. If you would like to become a neighbor-blogger, then let me know. (Plus you may post events and more, over at montclairoak.ning.com).