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A New Years Appeal

<p>For me seeking community is grasping the possibilities that lie within: the possibilities that lie within each of us to care and be cared for, and the immense possibilities for good that we can do when we work together on behalf of others to build a better world.Need your help...</p>

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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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