Re: Outside Activities List
From: drmaryann49 (
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2014 06:03:02 -0800 (PST)
Of course and the most active people on this list are also very active within 
the community. However, we’ve found that being involved in the larger community 
is good for the individual, our cohousing community, and the larger community 
as well. We were just surprised how active we all are when we listed everything 

Mary Ann
Manzanita Village

On Jan 20, 2014, at 3:53 PM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> 

> On Jan 20, 2014, at 5:24 PM, drmaryann49 [at] wrote:
>> Sometimes it feels like cohousing folks are very insular, only involved in 
>> their own little communities. As part of our Annual Meeting this weekend a 
>> couple of folks put together a list of all the outside activities are 
>> members are involved in. 
> Our members are involved in tons of things outside the community. But on the 
> other side of this perception of insularity, people join a community to be 
> involved in it. They want a close circle. That's the whole point.
> Given that one only has 24 hours in a day, when you add up the hours of 
> household chores, jobs, extended family, personal time, etc., there are a 
> limited number of hours left. If at least some of these are not spent on the 
> community, the community suffers.
> Sharon
> ----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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