About five months ago I started a new job at Union Cab of Madison. As a graduate student, I sought a job with flexible hours that I could enjoy and take some pride in. So when I found out that Union Cab was hiring, I jumped at the chance to drive one of their big … Continue reading they made a worker’s paradise and filled a parking lot with big yellow taxis
It's been more than a month since I've posted on this blog. I had a crazy eight week class--Psychopathology--that required weekly exams and bi-weekly papers and it was just crazy. It was the equivalent of Anatomy class for med students as we got to learn about the DSM-5--the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders … Continue reading the “new book of crazy”
Today is the tenth anniversary of the day that I first moved into a co-op house in Madison. I've been living in an intentional community lifestyle ever since then. As much as I want to celebrate ten consecutive years of community living and the fact I've lived in intentional communities for over one-fourth of my … Continue reading gatherlings
A community doesn't automatically happen just by sticking a bunch of people into the same house. Depending on who lives in the house, people might interact all the time or hide in their respective rooms and rarely come out. Moving into a co-op house or other type of intentional community doesn't mean that you will … Continue reading talking about community–where are we?
I procrastinated on writing part three of this subject. (Parts 1 and 2 were the first two posts in this blog.) At first, I think the intent was dramatic pause but that simply gave way to procrastination. Part of the struggle was in writing an answer to the rhetorical question asking "What's a 21st century … Continue reading the way things are meant to be? part 3 (you can lead a horse to community…)
So, regarding this phenomenon of a group of strangers hugging each other and holding hands and having what was basically a G-rated love fest. What was that all about? It's worth noting that we were all young adults, and we were at a conference where we got ourselves all excited about changing the world. Even … Continue reading the way things are meant to be? part 2 (reaching out for something)
I thought it would be great to start a blog during the six hours that the "leap days" on the Western and Baha'i calendars overlap. Ayyam-i-ha on the Baha'i calendar refers to days that don't belong to any of the other nineteen months (of nineteen days each)--they are extra days (four most years, five this year) … Continue reading the way things are meant to be?