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The Cohousing Trend: A new approach to housing in south-western Virginia and across the nation

source url by Lisa Poley Roanoke, VA — The future residents of the Jubilee Cohousing project, located in Floyd Virginia, are sponsoring a public presentation on the growing Cohousing trend that is taking root across the country and the region.  This free event will take place 10-11:30 AM on August 29 at the Co-Lab on Grandin Road in Roanoke and is a great opportunity for area residents to learn more about this new approach to creating vibrant, safe and sustainable neighborhoods, often called the “new old-fashioned neighborhood of the future.”  Continue reading The Cohousing Trend: A new approach to housing in south-western Virginia and across the nation

Perfecting the divine art of consultation

follow link With the ever increasing sophistication of social media and its many dimensions and affiliates, how foreign must be the concept of consultation at a period of time when personal conversation is becoming non-existent, starting within homes where each occupant communicates through individual types of mobile phones from earliest childhood. Through such societal advancement(?) the art of mere conversation has become extinct with family members constantly scurrying in all directions, gathering at dining tables, the former single opportunity for family conversation, only on holidays or other special occasions. Continue reading Perfecting the divine art of consultation

Broken bootstraps

bloody stools from accutane use Witness.Justice.Jaramillo.web“Making it big” in this country means being worth a lot of money.  It is not easy to get rich (in money) if you do not have wealthy parents or grandparents.  It is doubtful that someone who was born and grew up in poverty can become wealthy.  The assumption that a person “came from poverty, but worked hard and pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and made it big” is an unlikely reality in our current economic system.  The problem is our capitalistic culture regularly measures our importance and success by how much money we make rather than the moral and ethical values by which we live our lives. Continue reading Broken bootstraps