Category Archives: beach life

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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The New Way to Parent – not

There is a new way to parent – not parenting. I think parents are reacting to their helicopter parents so some just push their kids out of the nest as soon as they can fly, or even younger.  Apparently, this … Continue reading

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beach problems – tourists

It feels great to wake up every day and think I get to live where others pay a lot to vacation!  It also means that I see the difference between tourist season and not. First off, the minute tourist season … Continue reading

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Beach Problems

I was looking through my google files and saw one labeled “Beach Problems”. That must be wrong. Is it an oxymoron? How can there be problems at the beach? But like this blog, I like to know the good and … Continue reading

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Phoenix Rising

They say the phoenix rebirths itself from its own ashes. We are like that. Life is like that.  One person’s nightmare is a dream for someone else. Things get better for everyone with time. Exactly a year ago huge problems … Continue reading

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cohousing diary- my real diary for living in co-housing

Here is my real diary as I lived in cohousing.  I changed some things to make it understandable. I wrote this for myself. I always wanted to blog but this was just for me – never thinking I’d move out … Continue reading

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Bug Off

I am attending an amazing conference with people who want to start intentional communities (yes, I still dream). Some of the attendees have visited wonderful communities and would have joined except for one little problem – the bugs.  They were … Continue reading

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In like a lamb

Spring is here. I know because I hear the frogs. That was one of the few things I was sad about leaving. I loved hearing the frogs. Well, I moved by a marsh and I this week I found out … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Blues

Grief has a pattern to it.  The first year is the toughest.  You have these milestones and remember where you were the year before without the grief.  I’ve gotten to know grief too well. My dad died after his battle … Continue reading

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Living with Weirdos – are you a good fit for cohousing part 2

So I have been thinking about how people react to cohousing.  Very few are so excited that they are jealous of those that are in it. That’s how I felt – jealous of those who had a cohousing up and … Continue reading

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