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glorfon
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I'm considering canceling the commune.  At least the commune as we currently envision it.  Here's my resoning.

It is a very distant goal.  I wouldn't be available for it for at least 6 years.  That kind of long term planning is too difficult.  It is a hindrance to feel like you have an obligation to your future self. I don't want to disappoint you later on.  I don't want anyone to make a big decision on the hope that this commune will happen and then be disappointed.  I'd rather homestead on my own and later other people can join if they like what I'm doing.  I don't know want to feel compelled to please everyone.  We don't need it.  There are many other communes out there.  It would be best for each of us to find a commune that suites us and is convenient for us.

As for the site I'd either close it or let the urban commune project take it over.  Let me know your thoughts.  I don't have internet access so I have to go to the library to check the forum.  I probably wont be back for a few days.
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:35 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
vov35
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there's a difference between canceling and putting an idea on hold. I'd prefer if we did the latter.

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UnMeilleurReve
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I'm planning on making this a commitment regardless of who is or isn't involved. I'm dropping out of college (both involuntarily and voluntarily) but I'm staying in Caldwell to get the larger advocacy program going so we have something to work with for the urban commune.

I still want to make the several step transition from urban to rural, and letting you go off and homestead and see how that works sounds like a good plan, besides, you'll get a lot of information from it. I'm also planning on picking up different crafts and trades to share with everybody before going into the commune full-force, such as carpenter, tailor, seamster, metalsmith, horticultural herbalist, handyman, etc. I've got 3 years, and I have a girlfriend that I want to bring into all of this.

Also, now that I have internet at home and a new apartment, I'll finally get more writing done on the commune for the proposals I have and a more in-depth analysis of the advocacy program, transition planning, and the community of education proposal. I also hope to research and network with other communes because, even though there are plenty out there, none of them fit my notion of a commune for "free spirits." (new notion, btw, anybody else read Nietzsche?)

So I don't want to cancel anything and I'm still in full-force. I just didn't have a phone or interenet at home with which to communicate, and I was busy failing college (it's too slow and rigid for me).
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Zeerahks
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YO!

I'm in the same boat as LeReve, or at least a similar one.  I'm done with college in one single year, and after that I plan on diving headfirst into the urban commune (hopefully alongside others).  Like LeReve, I'd like to see a slow, stepped transition to a more rural location, for a number of reasons.

Unfortunately, my trades aren't exactly the best for commune life; that is, a martial artist, a computer scientist, a sword-fighter aren't exactly the best of skills to bring to a commune.  But, I can cook, and I can work, and I can learn.

I'm always open for communication.

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Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:11 am View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
vov35
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hahaha I'm still in HS. well... I do want to help as soon as I finish with my education... although I do plan to go through college and all.

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Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:26 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
glorfon
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Well, I understand that you guys want to form a commune.  But does it need to involve me?
Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:25 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Zeerahks
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No, and we're definitely not going to try and make you stay.

There's a lot of knowledge on this board though, and I'd hate for it to all just disappear.  I'd be glad to take over management of the board stuff (is there any?) as I'm always around.

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Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:32 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
vov35
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Alright. now we need to search for land again. -.-

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Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:32 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
Zeerahks
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Well...not really.  At least, not yet.  Since we're going to be coming together in an urban commune, we can use that as a planning and jump-off point for a rural commune.

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Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:43 pm View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
glorfon
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Yeah, I can totally hand over power to the board to Z.  That's the main reason for this thread was to get the board off of my hands.  Is everyone else cool with Z as new administrator?


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