|Re: Washington Post Article||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: shandin (shandineastwind.org)|
|Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 07:29:42 -0500|
> hello (for the first time), > being a member of one of the intentional communities mentioned, east > wind community, and a former member of valley oaks village cohousing in > chico, california, i'd like to offer my thoughts. > my first response is to celebrate the media exposure. true, i would > have wished for a much different article, but i've come to accept what > we get from big media. i think it's worth losing the people turned off > by the misinformation, to get the people who notice the mention of > our existence and write for accurate information from us. > i agree that writer alissa quart did a poor job of differentiating > cohousing and more communal intentional communities. there are many > models along the continuum of individual to communal holdings and > decision making. these are well represented in the book she almost > mentioned: the Directory of Intentional Communities. it has everything > from cohousing groups to mixed model eco-villages. the one thing that > these groups have in common, and what perhaps distinguishes them from > many 60's era communes, is that they are intentional. this is true of > east wind community. though we started in > '72 we have not stayed there. we use some of the same structures and > ideas as many cohousing groups. the biggest difference is that we've > also decided to hold our labor and income in common, as well as our land > and commonhouses. we have just taken the cooperative nature of cohousing > a few steps farther. > if yer interested in knowing more about yer 'more communal' cousins in > this movement, please check out Communities Magazine, the Directory of > Intentional communities, our web pages, or write me. > in community, > shandin (writing from my personal perspective, being just one of 78 folks here.) > shandin [at] eastwind.org > ...where the strawberries have been yummy and plentiful this week. > east wind community/ federation of egalitarian communities (fec) > hc-3 box 3370 > tecumseh, mo 65760 > ph(417)679-4682 > fax(417)679-4684 > visit [at] eastwind.org > http://www.well.com/user/eastwind/ > fellowship of intentional communities (fic) > rt 1 box 155-cb > rutledge, mo 63563 > ph/fax 660-883-5545 > ph 800-995-8342 > fic [at] ic.org > http://www.ic.org/
- Re: Washington Post article, (continued)
- RE: Washington Post Article Marci Malinowycz, June 11 1998
- RE: Washington Post Article Paul Kilduff, June 16 1998
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