Re: Email
From: Don Benson (
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:48:19 -0800 (PST)
Seems like we are skating around the issue of trust, and our individual and 
collective capacity to authentically walk our talk.  IMHO this is the 
foundation for 
1.  there being more lawyers per capita in the USA than in any other country in 
the world; and
2   one of the most important issues we face in developing and sustaining all 
relationships from marriages, partnerships, communities, etc.

So rather than using this forum to speak about what is, I suggest that all of 
us can benefit by describing where we are on the path to create and sustain a 
functioning level of trust in our communities, and how we are continuing to 
sustaining and deepening trust over time.

If this suggestion generates any positive response, I will be happy to describe 
some of what we have been doing over the years.

Don Benson
Trillium Hollow

It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation which give 
happiness.   (Thomas Jefferson 1788)

On Jan 13, 2013, at 9:26 AM, Matt Lawrence <matt [at]> wrote:

> On Sun, 13 Jan 2013, Sharon Villines wrote:
>> One of the items posted here is the email policy. I'm curious why your 
>> community thinks decisions can't be made on email. I find it a great 
>> place to make some decisions and is saves enormous amounts of meeting 
>> time. It also provides a written record.
> In my experience, many of the people who oppose email are ones who don't 
> want a detailed record of what was said. That way they can make all sorts 
> of claims with little evidence to support people who disagree.  I've been 
> through this and it was quite unpleasent.
> I've given up on ever living in cohousing, but I still pay attention to 
> what is going on.
> -- Matt
> It's not what I know that counts.
> It's what I can remember in time to use.
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