Monthly Archives: May 2022

Guest Blog Post – I’m not the only one!

Whenever I think I just had a “bad experience” as two cohousers have told me, I think of my friend all the way across the country. She moved into a cohousing that is over 10 years old, so mine being … Continue reading

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Book review on Condominium history

High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century by  Michale Gordon Lasner I read the book and liked learning the history of condos. It seems similar ideas to cohousing were part of condominiums’ history. Here are the quotes I liked. … Continue reading

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The Elders are All Right

Don’t believe all the hype that only cohousing is the way to not be lonely as you age. In fact, being among younger generations can be quite a challenge as their social and emotional skills vary.

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Johnny Depp/Amber Heard PTSD, cohousing, and me

I was listening to court TV as I fell asleep the other night. One of the psychologists was talking.  She was describing how Amber Heard had PTSD.  She said that when incidents keep popping up in your head when you … Continue reading

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Are Harry Potter fans too nerdy for cohousing?

One time I was talking to a neighbor about an idea I had. We could hold a Harry Potter festival at the cohousing and get lots of people interested. At that time, houses weren’t selling and it was hard to … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse and Cohousing and Intentional Communities

“There is always sexual abuse in Intentional Communities”  One of my former neighbors casually said that repeating what a friend who had grown up in an IC had told him.  My thought was, “Hell No. Not on my watch. And … Continue reading

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The Slap and Cohousing

I wrote this months ago way before the Slap that was heard around the world at the Oscars 2022. The Slap is a novel and it was made into a TV series in it’s homeland of Australian and then into … Continue reading

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Questions before you buy into a cohousing

I may have posted this already but I found some other questions so here it is again. Some are for the community to you, some may be good for yourself, and some are important to ask them. You can’t really … Continue reading

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Tiger King, Elizabeth Holmes (The Drop Out), Narcissists and Me

I’ve been obsessed about narcissists recently – I wonder why?  But they do come in all shapes and sizes. I’ve heard that we are all a bit narcissistic but some take it way over the edge. I feel like our … Continue reading

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Book Review of Commune Living – The Notes from the Nethers

Notes from the Nethers  by Sandra Eugster I read this book last year, a memoir of living on a commune. Since then, I have read Communities Magazines and in their first issues from the 70s and 80s. It was fun … Continue reading

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