With all of the craziness going on in the world I had to pause when I was asked if I feel safe. As I consider where I choose to live a pretty special place my initial answer was yes. 

I also thought about 40 years ago when I moved here. I did not have a lock on my doors. I never worried about locking my car at home, I knew my neighbours and my kids were free and safe to be kids. Neighbours looked after each other. 

So if I was asked if I feel as safe today as I did 40 years ago my answer would be a resounding no.