Category Archives: living in community

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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What happens outside of coho, stays outside of cohousing

I was lucky enough to be chosen by the World War Two museum in New Orleans to participate in their Real World Science program for teachers. The leader, Rob, created a friendly atmosphere and the group became a community and … Continue reading

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Lock your doors or you will have a drive by fruiting

On Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keller says they never lock their car doors EXCEPT in the summer because someone may leave a zucchini in your car.  Such is the bounty of the gardens. Well, for me, I will keep my car … Continue reading

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Resources to start a community or how to start a cohousing (and learn all about it)

I have started a list on where to go to get information. I will keep trying to update it. Remember to subscribe and keep reading my blog (If you find it interesting of course) and listen to the podcast with … Continue reading

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cohousing and sharks

I read this article about the growing number of Great White Sharks in Cape Cod. I love this paragraph: https://undark.org/2021/07/07/in-cape-cod-new-efforts-to-coexist-with-sharks/ For now, residents and officials on Cape Cod interviewed for this article seem intent on figuring out ways to coexist … Continue reading

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How much would you pay to have community?

Cohousing has certain ideas you must have in order to own the name cohousing (at least to some of the founders who want to keep it pure).  One is that there has to be a common house.  I found a … Continue reading

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Do you control your own happiness in cohousing?

I love the idea that you create your own happiness. And that you don’t have to be bothered by other people, but doesn’t that negate the whole purpose of cohousing?  Of course, every place needs boundaries, but cohousing is like … Continue reading

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Psychic madness

My friend is planning a beach trip.  As she was researching things to do (apparently the beach is not enough) she found a psychic palozza event so I went to it.  Right away I knew she was legit because she … Continue reading

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The Power of Three

I was asked what three questions a perspective cohouser should ask as they visit a place. Wow. I need to whittle down my other blog posts on good fit. So this is what I think, as of today: What do … Continue reading

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