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Three of the fastest growing movements in the world give me hope that I am not alone in wanting more community in my life and in the world. The slow food movement, Transition Towns and the simplicity movement.

Seeking Community - Follow Paul and Will on the Road

A good friend and amazing communitarian Will Winterfeld has invited me to go on a road trip with him to visit intentional communities in Memphis, Atlanta and Georgia. I’m going to blog often as we visit places where community seekers are working together for a better world. Follow my musings and adventures in my blogs, below.

Why am I seeking Part Five

It is important for me to reiterate here that I do not often feel lonely but rather alone with less community in my life than I would like.This alone feeling has three distinct elements to it.


An article I posted in Engage that further shares stories of my trip to Australia.

Back from Australia and New Zealand

Looking forward to routines. So interesting - after a long trip you really can see why the good life is most often described as home - the place where family friends and the routines of life abound. Grateful!

Why am I seeking?

So far I have explored loneliness and fear - in this blog I explore happiness and draw some conclusions. Maybe it is simply a happiness thing. I want to be happy, to find happiness and fulfillment in life and a knowing that this alone feeling is keeping me from true happiness...

Why am I seeking - Part two

As I explore this question of why am I seeking I have so far touched on this feeling of alone in contrast to loneliness - see part one. So if this alone feeling is not the primary reason (or just one reason) for seeking community then what is? Maybe it’s a fear thing...

How am I doing? How are we doing?

This interview was posted with our dear friends at Raising a Village. They ask if I might answer a few questions about community and I could not refuse. I love the way it turned out – especially the last question. They must of “got me at the right time."

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