Craig “Oz” Ragland has lived at Songaia Cohousing Community near Seattle since 1992. He left his 20-year career in software to support the Intentional Community movement. He joined the Cohousing Association of the United States board of directors in 2006 and was hired as its Executive Director, serving in that position from 2008 to July 2011.

The Earth Elder Initiation of Fred Lanphear

After dinner on March 27, 2006, the men of Songaia Cohousing Community burst into the common house dining room wearing masks, hooting and hollering, and beating drums. They settled Fred Lanphear, Songaia’s oldest member, into the well-padded wheelbarrow they had brought with them, then rolled him off into the night for his elder initiation...

Fall 2011 Issue

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