Outside the Circle

Cindy Milstein

Anarchist(ic) Co-Housing, Anyone?

In a big land-trusted building in a big to midsize North American city with mix of individual, social, and political/education spaces and people?! On a piece of land-trusted urban land, … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 1 Comment


I spent a misty-rainy autumn afternoon yesterday with a cemetarian, walking through the woods to see various natural burial sites, mostly already hidden beneath renewed ground cover or fallen branches. … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

When Unicorns Speak

One of my great sorrows — as a critically constructive, “prefigurativist” anarchist writer — is that a small number of loud antiauthoritarian voices, too often patriarchal ones, seem to enjoy … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pick Your Own

No matter how hard this earth gets — because it does get hard, and always will, as part of the human condition and, increasingly, our human folly — chosen family … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yahrzeit: Share of Love

Yahrzeit: literally, year’s time. Or in the Jewish tradition, the observed anniversary of the death of a parent or close loved one, often marked by the lighting of a candle. … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Flowers of Grief

anthology: via French or medieval Latin from Greek anthologia, from anthos ‘flower’ + -logia ‘collection’ (from legein ‘gather’). In Greek, the word originally denoted a collection of the “flowers” of … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 2 Comments


This time last year, I likely stayed up the whole night, sitting in a chair by my mom’s hospital bed, moved into her assisted-living home. She lived in this community … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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