Re: Pet policy and sharing policies
From: Craig Ragland (
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 16:19:27 -0700 (PDT)
Here, here (or rather there, there)!

At yesterday's NICA gathering, a long-time community seeker admitted that
his standards are "so high" that the number of communities that meet the
criteria in the U.S. is probably zero. I suggested that maybe finding a
place that meets just some of his criteria might be better than living
alone. He has decided, instead, to focus more on building broader community
for his family - around where he lives now - in a single-family home, rather
than seeking an existing intentional community.

That being said, he expects to continue to network with those involved in
the communities movement - Why? Because he likes to relate to people who
care about community enough to try and create them - even if we have not
gotten it quite right (in a way that meets his very specific needs).

On 7/2/06, Rob Sandelin <floriferous [at]> wrote:

My advice to seekers is to
find a place to get some real community experience for a couple of years,
THEN, go looking for your ideal dream world. With a couple of years
experience you will have a more realistic understanding of what is
and reasonable, and your own bottom lines for what is important will
much clearer and reflect community realities as opposed to wishful

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