Re: RIP: Rob Woods Sandelin
From: Laura Fitch (lfitchfacdarchitects.com)
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:18:58 -0800 (PST)
gosh, should we mention him along with Joani - I think so.

Laura Fitch, AIA, LEED-BD+C
*Fitch Architecture & Community Design*
(formerly Kraus Fitch Architects, Inc.)
110 Pulpit Hill Rd.
Amherst, MA  01002
413-549-5799 <(413)%20549-5799>
lfitch [at] facdarchitects.com

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 3:51 PM, Alice Alexander <alicecohous [at] gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> I appreciate these stories, and the opportunity to take pause and honor a
> cohousing pioneer. I've reposted a couple of stories on the cohousing.org
> website, and will repost on the Cohousing Now! eNews so that our 10,000
> subscribers, most of whom miss this great list serve, can share in our
> appreciation.
>
> Rob Sandelin: His insight and humor will continue to ripple through our
> communities <http://www.cohousing.org/node/4674>
>
> Alice Alexander, Coho/US Executive Director
>
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Diane <dianeclaire [at] gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >
> > Rob was the wisest cohouser of all.  He always made extraordinarily good
> > sense.   Once, while I was touring cohousing communities on the West
> Coast,
> > I visited him and Sharingwood, his home, his community and the woods he
> > loved.  There was no way to make our urban, built all at once, Cambridge
> > Cohousing more like his rural, lot built Sharingwood (so aptly named),
> but
> > whenever we get stuck, I try to imagine what Rob would say.
> >     It may be too late to make any changes in the program, but it would
> be
> > wonderful if we could add a session at the meeting this May.  Maybe call
> it
> > "Remembering Rob" and fill it with remembrances and readings for his
> works.
> >
> > Diane Margolis
> > Cambridge (MA) Cohousing
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 6:58 AM, Fred-List manager <
> fholson [at] cohousing.org>
> > wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Chris Gallagher <cohousingL [at] sugaree.net>
> > > is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
> > > Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at] cohousing.org>
> > > after putting two attached images of Rob at:
> > > http://l.cohousing.org/Rob-Singer.jpg
> > > http://l.cohousing.org/Naturist-Rob.jpg
> > >
> > > --------------------  FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS --------------------
> > >
> > > It is with a heavy heart to let you know that one of our founding
> > members,
> > > Rob Sandelin <http://www.ic.org/wiki/rob-sandelin/>  (1956-2017), has
> > > passed. He passed away from a long battle with cancer last Tuesday
> > > surrounded by his family, looking out into the woods that he so loved.
> > >
> > > He was active in many spheres of life.  In addition to being a promoter
> > of
> > > cohousing he was an accomplished musician, teacher, author and
> > naturalist.
> > > He has been an integral part of the Sharingwood
> > > <http://www.sharingwood.net/>  community for nearly 30 years.
> > >
> > > During the 90's he promoted, taught, and lectured on the benefits of
> > > co-housing writing many articles, including 'Getting Started: The First
> > > Eight Steps <http://www.cohousing.org/first-steps> ', 'Ten Great
> Reasons
> > > to
> > > Live in Cohousing
> > > <http://www.cohousing.org/Ten%20Great%20Reasons%20to%20Live%
> > > 20in%20Cohousing
> > > > ', 'Why use consensus <http://www.cohousing.org/cm/
> > article/whyconsensus>
> > > ', 'Why would anyone join a cohousing group
> > > <http://valverdecommons.com/uploads/file/Rob%20Sandelin%20on
> > > %20Cohousing.pdf
> > > > ', and stories closer to home 'Sharingwood Stories
> > > <http://www.cohousing.org/Sharingwood%20Stories> '.
> > >
> > > Besides promoting cohousing, Rob
> > > <http://birdnote.org/contributor/robsandelin>  was an author and
> > > naturalist,
> > > starting his adult life as a naturalist in such grand national parks as
> > > Yosemite, Denali and Olympic National Park. In addition to writing
> books
> > > such as, 'Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics
> > > <https://www.mountaineers.org/shop/books/field-guide-to-the-
> > > cascades-and-oly
> > > mpics-2nd-ed
> > > <https://www.mountaineers.org/shop/books/field-guide-to-the-
> > cascades-and-olympics-2nd-ed>>
> > > ', he wrote a monthly/semi-monthly newsletter called 'This
> > > week in the Woods', which helped explain the natural surroundings we
> > lived
> > > in. This email newsletter continued for at least the past 14 years, the
> > > oldest one I found was 2002.
> > >
> > > For those in the Seattle area there is a memorial for Rob at the Maltby
> > > Community Club, http://maltbyclub.org/, on Sunday, 2/26/17, from 1-4
> pm.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Diane Margolis
> > 175 Richdale Av.
> > Cambridge, MA 02140
> > 617 354 1349 <(617)%20354-1349>
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