Monthly Archives: July 2021

Girlfighting – immature behavior in cohousing

I read the book Girlfighting by Lyn Mikel Brown to get an education.  I went through middle school so I remember girl behavior but I hadn’t dealt with it again until moving to cohousing so I wanted to learn more. … Continue reading

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Communities magazine and myths of communities

I have been reading all the Communities magazines that come with your membership of Foundations for Intentional Communities. In volume 8, they discuss children and how they act like packs and have a society of children.  So true. They also … Continue reading

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In Search of the Fountain of Youth – live forever! not

I saw another video, or the same old ones, about cohousing. This one mostly focused on Denmark but mentioned a few places in USA. One woman said she wanted to live in cohousing so she’d be around all ages and … Continue reading

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healthy vs unhealthy communities – “I’m a hugger”

Physical closeness and affection can be a good thing. And it’s a healthy sign in communities. You can’t use that as a criteria now since we are in a pandemic, but if we ever get back to normal… So I … Continue reading

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Upstream and Downstream from your neighbor

I was re-reading Diana Leafe Christian’s books again this week (they are a must read) and she mentioned living upstream and downstream from your neighbors. She meant it figuratively – what you do affects your neighbors downstream. I chuckled – … Continue reading

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Newsletter bulletins – this just in

I loved reading Fannie Flagg’s book Fried Green Tomatoes. One of the best parts was a local newsletter that reported on all the going ons in the small town. I imagined writing something like that at the cohousing. There were … Continue reading

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Where there’s smoke

I have had the chance to be at the first meetings of a forming cohousing group.  There were some emails going back and forth about whether or not to allow smoking on the property or not. One person got offended … Continue reading

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Book Review – Let’s Talk About Money

Let’s talk about Money: A conversation guide for Intentional Communities by Eris Weaver This book is small but user friendly. It has exercises to work with your group on money issues. Of course it’s a hot item and brings up  … Continue reading

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What happens outside of coho, stays outside of cohousing

I was lucky enough to be chosen by the World War Two museum in New Orleans to participate in their Real World Science program for teachers. The leader, Rob, created a friendly atmosphere and the group became a community and … Continue reading

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Lock your doors or you will have a drive by fruiting

On Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keller says they never lock their car doors EXCEPT in the summer because someone may leave a zucchini in your car.  Such is the bounty of the gardens. Well, for me, I will keep my car … Continue reading

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