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In another version of "It's a small world", my friend John Abbe sent me a mass email with a link to his blog where he mentions he's considering living in the N Street Cohousing where my high school friend Barbara West lives. I just called her last week after years of being out of touch. It was great to talk to her. John also wrote that Guns, Germs and Steel is now a 3-part PBS special. I missed the first episode, but have Tivoed the other two. I'm sure it'll be back again.

The nurse rescheduled T's surgery to Tuesday. Good news: Cancels interference with alumni weekend. Bad news: more time to worry about it.


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Jan. 8th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
aines said...

John almost ended up living in Swan's Market Cohousing in Oakland, so no surprise that he's looking at N Street now.


7/23/2005 09:38:50 AM
John Abbe said...

Hi Raines, small world indeed! I didn't know you and Thida knew each other, but i s'pose i shouldn't be surpised.

Actually, i was only pointing to N Street as an example of an intentional community that grew slowly and organically, rather than with a single big design in a much shorter time. The specific place i was imagining living in was the one-house Walnut St. Co-op in Eugene, Oregon. One resident there was speculating about nearby houses that could join, a nifty process of community-building imho.

7/23/2005 03:22:07 PM
Thida said...

Sorry I misunderstood you, John!

Hi Raines!

BTW just yesterday two friends were talking to C and I about cohousing. They want to buy an 4-5 unit apartment in Oakland with 3 to 4 other folks. One apartment would be a common area. They're also interested in other cohousing, but don't really know anyone who's cohousing in Oakland. Raines, I see you have your loft for sale. I just emailed them about your ad, but I know they're looking for a bigger place.

7/23/2005 10:55:30 PM
Jan. 19th, 2006 01:02 am (UTC)
actually I just found 'thida' because she said 'cohousing'
Technorati is fun. I like to comment whenever someone is talking about it, it makes my ears prickle.

The folks looking to do a mini-coho project in Oakland should come to the next MeetUp this Sat. for East Bay Cohousing, talk with others pursuing similar visions.
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