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A community is a space or group in which members feel a sense of belonging. While I am at best an amateur at it, building community is one of my core values.

Some communities, like your neighbors, arise by chance, while others are cultivated for a purpose. I’m especially interested in the latter, particularly:

I’m building as a tool to support communities of inquiry and practice.

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
—Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday

  • The Art of Community by Charles Vogl is on my reading list as a guide to building communities
  • To build a community, elevate the storytellers argues that communities are distinguished by shared memory: they “remember, together, by telling stories”. The author advises “To build a strong community, elevate storytellers. Find the stories and memories that show what you stand for together, why you gather, and create ways for those stories to become fables, myths, and legends.”


  • Lean Logic

    …informal (as opposed to formal/market) [[gift exchange|gift economies]]. [[community]] plays a big part as well. ## Further Learning - I learned…

  • third place

    …Any source of identity and [[community]] outside of the home (the "first place") and workplace (the…

  • adult development

    …on-0) and friendships (1-on-1), but I want to see more [[community|communities of inquiry and practice about being human]] that are…