Monthly Archives: April 2021

articles with a glimpse of reality of intentional communities

Here are some articles on the pandemic and that living in community can have hardships. https://www.rewire.org/live-on-a-commune-what-you-need-to-know/

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snake oil

Photo caption: The actress Alex Rice portraying Sakagawea aka Sakakawea in North Dakota I have mentioned that my middle son is on the autism spectrum.  When you first get that news, you look online and join online groups.  Some people … Continue reading

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searching

I got a knock on my condo door the other night. My neighbor needed computer help. She was filling out a job application and didn’t like how the format was getting all jumbled as she wrote in her information. I … Continue reading

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I was born in a small town

When I was thinking of moving into cohousing I wanted to have a podcast and blog to share the experience – the ups and downs.  Now that dream has come true. I actually started both when I lived there but … Continue reading

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shame on you for shaming

I have heard of three examples of shaming now in cohousing. I realized that I am not against cohousing but just want to warn people of the pitfalls and hazards of groups. This would be one. Watch out if you … Continue reading

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Are Cohousers too nice?

Many cohousing groups talk about how conflict creeps out since everyone is so conflict averse that they are afraid to deal with it directly.  I have heard that many groups have learned to deal with this over time especially with … Continue reading

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How a Group Thinks – who cares?

I am wary of groups now. Some can form and lift you up.  Since leaving cohousing I joined a creative class and we support each other and encourage each other and celebrate the rewards and performances of all the creative … Continue reading

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Mosquito Coast, Harrison Ford’s good looks deter us from his character’s madness as a cult leader and Christine Lavin’s fan song

I was channel surfing and saw an actor promote his new show – an update on the novel Mosquito Coast. I had never seen the original movie with Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, and River Phoenix but I was interested. It’s … Continue reading

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Raising Children in Cohousing words of wisdom

I asked others about cohousing and raising kids and this is what they said… “We don’t have any hard and fast rules about kid behavior. Most issues are dealt with as they come up. As people move and new people … Continue reading

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I’m free, unlike others in sister wives (polygamous marriages) or cohousing intentional communities

I’m still going through my binge watching of Sister Wives. I totally see how I got my desire – I lived the same way they are (well except the sex with the same man which I still want to know … Continue reading

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