Building the New World Within the Seeds of the Old!
Sorry to disappoint you, but this post about a new memoir that came out is not about sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll. That might be one reason the commune lasted for 14 years (1972-1986). It had 5 adults and 6 children in a four-story house in the Parkside area of Brooklyn. What was most challenging was setting a weekly schedule for sharing childcare, cooking, and housework. Expenses were shared including mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, and food. What is vitally important is how communal life improvised marriage relations and gave communal members more free time. The biggest issue not addressed in the article is what the typical problems were that the members ran into.