Monthly Archives: October 2021

Halloween Kills – a community perspective movie review

A few years ago I tried to watch the original Halloween movie. I liked it as a kid, but now as a grown woman, it was terrifying. Too realistic. Supernatural and monsters are strange but stalkers, too close to what … Continue reading

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Scary Utopia

The Village movie review for cohousing and intentional communities- SPOILER ALERT (the whole movie)   The movie was released in 2004 so you have had plenty of time to see it but I like to watch scary movies this time of … Continue reading

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Even ghosts want out of cohousing

I am terrified of ghosts. I hear a ghost story and I’m thankful I never met one. I may have seen one once as a child but I think, I hope, it was a shadow from a passing car that … Continue reading

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Where the truth lies – in the comment section

It is so hard to find those who have left cohousing or intentional communities. I found some interesting comments to the NYT opinion about how cohousing would cure loneliness (again – that’s always the tag line. This time for motheres) … Continue reading

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Another piece on cohousing

Here is another write up on cohousing. It is so difficult to find a balanced piece. Yet, this one has a feminist perspective so that’s a little different.

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Moon Walk on the Beach

Last night was almost a full moon but, complete or not, it was completely gorgeous.  At sunset some people strolling too said how beautiful it was. I hear this a lot – mostly from tourists happy with their vacation choice. … Continue reading

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Google search on challenges of cohousing

I admit it. I’m addicted. The dealer gave me a little and now I can’t do without.  Who is my dealer? Google!  I love my google drive and email so much that now when they shut me out and made … Continue reading

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The word community

Since moving into an intentional community, my ears zero in on the word. I notice I hear it a lot. So I looked it up and I was correct in my suspicion – it is over used! Yet, in my … Continue reading

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Just listen

a great video on listening. For grieving or whenever someone is in pain. (I wish I could say I never said any of these, but I have. Now I can do better.)

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Questions for potential members

Questions for a potential member You can’t really screen or stop people from buying or renting a house in cohousing due to fair housing laws (which are necessary) but if you could ask a few things and get to know … Continue reading

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