|"The Coho Way"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mary Baker, Solid Communications (marysolid-communications.com)|
|Date: Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:45:51 -0800 (PST)|
The conflict thread has been very helpful and insightful (I’m writing a workbook on conflict), yet it keeps reminding me of the phenomenon of the mysterious “Coho Way”. So although not directly related to conflict, I thought I’d ask if anyone else is ever befuddled by this moving, ever-changing phrase. When I first moved into cohousing, I really wanted to fit in so I would frequently ask my newbie-buddy for advice. He would simply say, “That’s not The Coho Way.” Then he went on to mention (again) that the hot tub is clothing optional, and the human body is most beautiful in its naked form. Which I took to be a small clue to The Coho Way. “Okaaaay. But what IS The Coho Way?” Other residents also airily referenced “The Coho Way” at times. I never did get a definition, from anyone. One thing I did notice is that it was never used as a form of praise. (“Yay, you adhered to The Coho Way! You may now pass to the next level!”) It was always a form of chastisement. It reminds me very much of the game Mao. And of course, we do not discuss the rules of Mao. Has anyone else found this to be an extremely awkward learning curve with a lot of arbitrary obstacles? Mary PS. I’m writing a short story called “The Coho Way”. My first piece of fiction in many years. It’s in the horror genre—several bodies, composted of course. Bones are burned in an old pottery kiln, the bone meal is dug into the garden and fed to the chickens. Very ecologically conscious.
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- Re: Community Information [ was Types of conflict in cohousing -- did I miss any?} Refuses to play by the rules Mary Baker, Solid Communications, January 22 2016
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- Re: Types of conflict in cohousing -- did I miss any? (Mariana's questions) Mary Baker, Solid Communications, January 23 2016
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