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Mon, Dec. 12th, 2005, 04:44 pm
shiningchild: Intro from an outsider

Hello...I am not actually living in a community, but am fascinated by them and recently visited Twin Oaks in Virginia. I am also corresponding with a group of people who are interested in starting one. I hope no one minds if I join and occasionally post to this group? :)

Tue, Dec. 13th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
kenllama

how was your TO stay? i did a visitor period there last year and had a terrific time. there's a lot to love about the place. i kept a pretty detailed accounting of my stay there, which you are welcome to read if you'd like.

I would love to hear about what most caught your attention there.

Fri, Jan. 6th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
orneryhipster

to reply to you both at the same time...i was at twin oaks most of the summer (through mid-july), did i encounter either of you?

i just got back from a week there at new year's ...incredible... and i'll be back this summer, likely as the conference intern.

if either of you want to swap twin oaks stories, let me know!

Fri, Jan. 6th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
kenllama

i don't believe i met you this summer, but i'm fairly certain that i spent much of this week in the room next to yours in Aurora =) i was just thinking of you this morning , actually, and looking forward to eventually getting a copy of the poem you read us the other morning while we were all packing up! (of course, i may have misread all the signs and taken you for someone you're not, but i don't think that's likely.)

Fri, Jan. 6th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
shiningchild

I went to Twin Oaks in November, actually, and it was just for the Saturday tour so I doubt I met either of you. Would be nice to know someone though! I need to make another trip to another place soon. If for nothing else then the GORGEOUS drive.

Fri, Jan. 6th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
orneryhipster

OH!!
you're THAT ken!!
uh, HI!
wierd.
adding you.
glad to see you made it back safe and sound.

Sat, Jan. 7th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
kenllama: llama identification

:: you're THAT ken!!::

yes i am =) i think sometime i move through life assuming that people can see my llama ears, and that might not always be a valid assumption. the world is a funny place, awash in LJers who never out themselves...

i did make it back ok -- a long journey, and a pretty good one overall. ironically, slower to fly than to drive, but at least i didn't have to do most of the driving.

joy to you!
(and: adding you too)

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
v3g4n

I would LOVE if you posted anything in here, personally. :) I also started a community for people who are starting them: buildcommunity.

Wed, Dec. 14th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
shiningchild

Cool, thanks!!!

Well I have NO idea what to post, but hopefully once conversations get going...

I just finished one hell of a busy semester. So now I have more time to reflect.

What community do you belong to, and how long have you been there?

Thu, Dec. 15th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
v3g4n

I live in a non-income sharing co-op in Montréal. I'm moving back in with my parents on the other side of the country very soon though. :)