Okay, you who stopped at Subway (or the pizza joint, 7-Eleven, McDonald’s, Chipotle, _________ (fill in the blank) for dinner on the way home, perhaps you imagine that others go home to dinner on the table. The chances are good that their dinner choices are equally pathetic. I look and act like a normal well-adjusted person because I have chosen to be and have invested heavily in myself to achieve the shred of equanimity that I’m able to hang onto in this frightening time. I know for certain that living alone with too little meaningful human contact is a sadness and a burden that I share with countless others. Feeling this loss acutely, I am driven by the vision of people living harmoniously in close environments. As this is currently A-Typical in our world, my work is to create the conditions in which neighborly experiences have the opportunity to pollinate, to root and to thrive. My method is to create frequent opportunities to socialize, community by community, as often as possible. Ongoing gatherings are: Housing Mixers, gatherings where people explore a wide variety of housing options; and Community Mixers, potlucks with music and dancing. We can heal our communities by gathering together, community by community, every chance we get. Come to the monthly Housing Mixer (please click on the Housing Mixer Meetup link), on the 4th Sunday of the month at the Lake Street Church of Evanston from 12 – 2. The next one: Sunday, 7/28, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
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