Category Archives: living in community

Saying Goodbye to the Sauce

I rarely drink. I’ve just never been into it and whenever I do, I immediately regret it’s effects on me. I find it hard to concentrate on what people are saying to me. And, of course, there have been worse … Continue reading

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Things that go bump in the night

I got a thump on my door today – commonly known as a knock.  My shy neighbor wanted to see me. I was shocked. I figured I had bothered him by putting trash bags in the hallway to take away … Continue reading

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What is your culture?

This is a great video. We all have a culture and when we get together either to live or work together, there can be clashes of expectations, perceptions, and cultures!

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The Fast and the Furious Gone in 60 Seconds

It all started way back in the commune heydays. A man we will call Adam lived in the San Francisco  Haight district and fed the hungry with an all vegan, free restaurant.  Now, he is aging but still wants a … Continue reading

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Cat nap

I”m up late.  It’s half past midnight. My usual bedtime is around 9 but I stayed up late last night. I learned a tip – it costs twice as much if you bring an animal into the 24 hour vet … Continue reading

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Baby, Come Back to cohousing and intentional communities

I have a dilemma. Or a temptation?  Not sure what you’d call it but just as I’m finally “getting over” the kerfuffle at the cohousing community, I’m being urged to return.  Yes, I know the other players are moving out.  … Continue reading

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Love and Loathing in cohousing and intentional communities

I think I have already made my point that cohousing and Intentional Communities are created with utopia in mind but real people inhabit these places with real problems, feelings, and group influence. Same with love.  Some communities openly form a … 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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Divorce Divides

Divorce is never fun. Many neighborhoods have seen half or the whole household move away due to divorce. I’m in shock and sad to find out the couple I have come to know very well this year is splitting up.  … Continue reading

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cohousing ted talk and building community anywhere

She talks about cohousing but other ways to build community where you are. She “outgrew” her community. I hope to interview her for the podcast soon. Enjoy!

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