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November 11, 2017

Innumerable paths lead to intentional community. Doug Tindal, his partner, Mardi, and another couple have taken a businesslike approach to getting there. Their destination, it turns out, is not cohousing, but a c...

October 9, 2017

We’re told that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, that cohousing has been done before, there’s a program or template we can adapt for our purposes, and I know it’s true. There’s at least forty years of exper...

September 9, 2017

Next week we are going to participate in a sort of DIY workshop designed to produce, in Vivian’s well-chosen phrase, a “visual representation of how we imagine living together.” That is to say, we want to know wh...

August 20, 2017

Remember that road trip when your dad wouldn’t ask anyone for directions? And everyone knew you were lost? Like, you’d been going around in circles and he refused to admit it? He just went sort of quiet?

Sometimes...

August 7, 2017

Cults typically have a leader whom members admire and look up to. They offer the support and friendship of their peers and the promise of security in an insecure world. I get the attraction.

The real-life experien...

July 18, 2017

Last week we started a six-part, online/video workshop with the organization, Sociocracy for All, designed to instill in us the delicate art of democratic self-governance. Sociocracy, a.k.a. Dynamic Governance,*...

July 3, 2017

Alice chased a rabbit. (And who wouldn’t chase a rabbit that muttered audibly to itself while pulling a watch from its waistcoat pocket?) Lately, it has seemed to me that we, too, are chasing rabbits. They’re les...

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