|Re: Sign me up for the Raines Cohen Fan Club -- (was Re: New member intro, from CT)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:11:07 -0800 (PST)|
Somehow Raines has perfected being in more than two places at the same time all the while multi-tasking across land and sea barriers. He has mastered the space-time continuum. The Hadron Collider has nothing on you, Raines! :-) Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church VA 703-688-2646 On Jan 12, 2012, at 12:32 PM, Oz wrote: > > Thank goodness for the bumble bees of the world that buzz about > cross-fertilizing all of us flowers. (an allusion to an Open Space > metaphor). > > I am a HUGE Raines Cohen fan and would like to invite others who have been > personally touched by this remarkable man to share - or just lurkingly > appreciate. > > My own, personal CONNECTION point into the movement was the consummate > cohoo-bumblebee Raines Cohen, who helped me engage with both the Fellowship > for Intentional Community and the Cohousing Association of the United > States. > > We simply don't appreciate our Cohousing Professionals enough... especially > the many unique individuals who, like Raines, live life fully - as > themselves, rather pushing their square pegs into those very round holes. > > Talking with many of the long-time amateur coho-advocates, I've witnessed > many distance themselves from people who "do this for money." All of the > professionals mentioned below also live in communities or are members of > forming groups - and many of them do most of their work outside of > cohousing, which helps subsidize the often unprofitable coho-work. > > My own, personal DEVELOPMENT work has focused exclusively on Songaia > Cohousing and two adjoining properties, New Earth Song and Life Song > Commons which are Songaia's first two steps as it expands into a broader > community neighborhood. > > New Earth Song has engaged with several cohousing professionals, including: > - Raines Cohen - who lead the visioning workshop for NES - and has made > many visits to Songaia > - Diana Leafe Christian - who consulted with NES to help refine its vision > - and has made many visits to Songaia > - Laura Fitch - who helped NES in its earliest site planning work at the > 2006 Cohousing Conference > - Jim Leach - who visited NES and reviewed an early version of its site > plans, also at the 2006 Conference > - Chuck Durrett - who visited NES and Songaia with Jan Gudmand Hoyer and > provided advice on acquiring other adjoining properties. > - Katie McCamant - who visited NES and Songaia and provided advice on our > financial development/membership model > - Grace Kim - who has visited Songaia several times and provided early > advice on NES architecture > - Terri Huggett - who has visited Songaia and been influential in NES > community development > - Bryan Bowen - who has visited Songaia and been an inspiration to keep on > keepin' on. > > More on New Earth Song: > http://www.newearthsong.com > > All of these fine folk serve the movement - both through their lives in > cohousing and through their professional services. Songaia, NES and Life > Song Commons are all stronger because of your influences. > > Thank you Raines, Diana, Laura, Jim, Chuck, Katie, Grace, Terri, and Bryan > > Oz Ragland > http://ozragland.com > > On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 6:53 AM, Raines Cohen <rc3-coho-L [at] raines.com> > wrote: > >> >> I feel compelled to comment on one thing you mentioned in passing: >>> We've even had Raines Cohen drop in on one of our meetings >> >> (blush) while ubiquity may be my personal brand, and I have visited >> over 100 US cohousing neighborhoods, I should mention the context that >> made this possible, lest communities everywhere start to expect me to >> spontaneously manifest anytime they start chalking runes on the floor >> and chanting the necessary invocations. >> >> > -- clipped -- > > >> Raines Cohen, Cohousing Coach http://www.CohousingCoaches.com/ >> at Berkeley (CA) Cohousing >> where we were just joined for common dinner last night by Jennifer >> Ryan, another serial cohouser, who migrated from being Ann's neighbor >> at Takoma Village Cohousing to Temescal Creek out here in Oakland, CA; >> she got several of my neighbors buzzing about potential talks and >> topics at the next national cohousing conference coming to town in >> June. >> >> Co-manager, East Bay Cohousing http://www.ebcoho.org/ >> the world's largest Intentional Communities/Cohousing MeetUp group, >> now with over 1500 members seeking sustainable community in the Urban >> East San Francisco Bay Area. And partner groups in Silicon >> Valley/Peninsula, San Francisco (hosting a Getting it Built workshop >> in March), Marin, and all around the state through Cohousing >> California http://www.CalCoho.org/ >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
Sign me up for the Raines Cohen Fan Club -- (was Re: New member intro, from CT) Oz, January 12 2012
- Re: Sign me up for the Raines Cohen Fan Club -- (was Re: New member intro, from CT) Ann Zabaldo, January 13 2012
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