Monthly Archives: March 2021

Keeping up with the Jonses in any form

Keeping up with the Joneses is an American theme. I just looked up the origin and it’s from a comic strip of the same name from 1913.  Yet the term now means to compete with the neighbors. It is sad … Continue reading

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cohousing real diary real truth good bad ugly update

I just put my whole diary onto the post that says cohousing real diary. It is now updated. It was only one year so it didn’t take too long and unfortunately, I don’t write every day but I tried to … Continue reading

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abuse in cohousing

Here is an article about the silent treatment. I understand someone needing time to cool off and process, but now I understand my feelings – silent treatment is a form of abuse that most don’t know to call it that. … Continue reading

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Autism blogs

Here is a list of bloggers about Autism at this site. I have included myself now that they were nice enough to find me. I said that I mostly blog about housing and maybe 10% about autism but that was … Continue reading

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Nobody is perfect in Cohousing

I was thinking about my post on bias and different abilities and I want to make it clear. I’m not perfect either. I too am confronted with my own biases. As a teacher, I have always dug into my biases … Continue reading

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Scratch my Back and I’ll Scratch Yours

I have been writing since I moved into cohousing (and my teacher diaries before that) and I see that a few, very few, people are reading this. So I was very happy yesterday to see that I had my first … Continue reading

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Abilities and (dis)abilities in cohousing

One reason I loved the idea of cohousing was the fact that they would get to know my son.  He is on the autism spectrum. I’ve heard the horror stories of young people (usually men) being arrested or killed because … Continue reading

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cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

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Are you a good fit for cohousing – best questions from all websites for real answers to ask yourself, and them

Many cohousing communities post questions for you to see if you would like cohousing. I think that is great but I wonder if they are deep enough. Here are some that I found and I’ve added some more questions so … Continue reading

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Honest questions before moving into a cohousing community

This is an article on coliving but excellent advice to follow. https://www.thecollective.com/7-questions-to-ask-before-you-try-co-living

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