Category Archives: living in community

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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cohousing scam

I’ve been scammed. I re-read the book – the book that started the whole cohousing movement in the USA.  Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett wrote Creating Cohousing: building sustainable communities and I have the updated version.  They found cohousing in … Continue reading

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small town knows all – all your faults and foibles

It finally happened. I’ve been living in small towns and my kids have been growing up there.  A teacher I”m co-teaching a class with me figured out she taught my son a few years ago.  It’s not the biggest deal … Continue reading

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Want community, get a dog!

Dogs always bring people together. Okay, in cohousing they can cause problems with barking and bites, but besides that, they are a great way to meet people. My dog jumped on someone once outside of a video store (Dating myself … Continue reading

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Made for TV community – ecovillage Dancing Rabbit

I have heard good things about the ecovillage Dancing Rabbit. It’s doing well. Unfortunately, it’s not a continual community. The way it is set up – in rural Missouri, many people have to move on for work or what not.  … Continue reading

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Just add alcohol

I just read a magazine article about booze wagons. We’ve had food trucks as the hip thing for years but now you can get cocktails from a wheeled vehicle.  I think I”ve even seen one at a festival.  It reminds … Continue reading

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Furniture taste test in cohousing

Costco is a dopamine extravaganza. You go in and there are always surprises. Christmas comes out in July.  Wine from all over the world. New  items appear and unfortunately, some items disappear.   One day I went in and they had … Continue reading

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Love and cohousing

My friends and I were talking about love and relationships and one suggested a podcast. It is very interesting but the ideas go right along with discussions in cohousing group and how to get along with others and be vulnerable.

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