Monthly Archives: August 2022

News from Whistle Stop and Lake Wobegon

Years ago I read the book by Francis Flagg Fried Green Tomatoes.  I loved it all. I recently listened to it on audible. The part I was focusing on was what I wanted cohousing to be like – a newsletter. … Continue reading

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We Need a Little Christmas Now, according to Cotsco

I went to Cotsco yesterday and I haven’t been in awhile but there it was – a few Christmas items. Just a little. Some ribbons and a frosty tree decoration and a Disney village figurine of snow and all. Just … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t tell someone to just move on

I had never had narcissistic abuse until I moved into cohousing. There was a big one who controlled the whole narrative and changed the focus from her family’s appalling behavior to my attempt of helping them and the community. So, … Continue reading

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What do 3rd Rock from the Sun and Dirty Dancing have in common?

(hint: it’s not Wayne Knight) I got caught. I was at the beach and a neighbor saw me on my phone instead of enjoying nature.  I know I think snide thoughts when I see others doing that but in my … Continue reading

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Ways to meet your neighbors

Who knew that my home insurance could have such an interesting blog? Here are tips for those of us in the real world on how to meet our neighbors. If we want to!!! Cohousing is not the only solution to … Continue reading

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The Anarchists on HBO and The Deep End on Hulu

Sometimes shows can capture what life is like living in a forming community. HBO has a documentary called The Anarchists about a group of, you guessed it, anarchists organizing a conference and living in Acapulco, Mexico.  This show demonstrates exactly … Continue reading

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Summer travels and somethings stuck in the chimney and I don’t know what it is

Summer is almost over. For me, and most kids, summer ends when school starts. So, I thought I’d tell the tale of our travels.  My son on the autism spectrum, age 17, decided he was only happy traveling and I … Continue reading

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