Category Archives: living in community

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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Make a community in a city, just guard your furniture!

I’m staying in a very large city. The air bnb apartment looks like cohousing.  With a little networking and intentionality, it could be. I heard a lot of talking in the courtyard last night. Sounded later like an actual party … Continue reading

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New real estate New you

Apparently when people look at a house to move into, they imagine themselves living an ideal life. They will be de-cluttered. The house will always be clean and ordered.  That is one reason, curb appeal is so important when selling … Continue reading

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Kindness at the End of Life at cohousing

One way I saw my neighbors act in a compassionate way was toward a woman at her last stage of life. Her family was taking care of her but everyone welcomed her to the cohousing community. One family let them … Continue reading

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I need a vacation from my friend’s vacation

I have joked for years that I want to be a beach bum. I think my dream has come true!  My friend came into town to vacation from her busy metropolis lifestyle.  She seems to vacation the same way she … Continue reading

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I love you but I don’t want to live with you

One clue that cohousing may be difficult is examples of how much you love your friends, and family, but how hard it is to share a space with them.  Ever been on that road trip where you questioned your relationship? … Continue reading

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The Cooperative Culture Handbook book review

I was so excited to get the book The Cooperative Culture Handbook: A social Change Manual to Dismantle Toxic Culture and Build Connection by Yan a Ludwig and Karen Gimnig.  Maybe I”m too jaded and now have a deep mistrust … Continue reading

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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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