Monthly Archives: May 2021

Move On

Ten months. That’s how long I lived in cohousing. Of course, I knew everyone before that but do you ever really know anyone?  You do once they are tested!  So, we were all tested and I ran away. Now it … Continue reading

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Roll Over, Bitch

When I was a single, young adult, I had a female dog. She was a beautiful energetic dog with a collie and golden retriever blood and long blond hair.  She was sweet and when she’d meet another dog, she’d just … Continue reading

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I need a hero

Why is it hard to speak up? Why is it hard to protect those vulnerable? I think it is even more difficult in cohousing or intentional communities because you don’t want to be wrong – falsely accuse someone, suspect something … Continue reading

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The Power of Three

I was asked what three questions a perspective cohouser should ask as they visit a place. Wow. I need to whittle down my other blog posts on good fit. So this is what I think, as of today: What do … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure

I am so not alone. Many communities have conflict and conflict averse, and sadly, some serious situations that are hard to deal with. But one of the best ways to deal with anything is humor. A new friend from a … Continue reading

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Check Under the Hood

I think choosing a cohousing community is like choosing your college.  Is this the place for you? When I was looking at colleges my dad wanted me to go to the in state school in the state where he lived. … Continue reading

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Help is on the Way – a great resource

Here is a blog and a place that deals with how to organize your cooperative organization. I can’t wait to read every blog entry.

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Diversity and Cohousing

I heard the news today – Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes in protest.  There is growing frustration with the Hollywood Foreign Press for lack of racial diversity.  They do not have any African or African-American members at all, … Continue reading

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My Jackal Journal

I love NVC – Non Violent Communication. I”m still learning but I listened to it’s founder, Marshall Rosenberg, on youtube this summer and could see the value. He is bonafide (as they say in the movie Brother, Where Art Thou).  … Continue reading

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Do Facts Matter? Not if you want to belong!

I saw a bumper sticker around 2008 that said “Fox News Where Facts Don’t Matter”.  Now we see the results of “fake news”. But, what about in a smaller level? I was amazed at the facts that were presented to … Continue reading

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