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Author: Colin Doyle


Colin Doyle has been living since late 2010 at Lost Valley Educational Center in Dexter, Oregon (in the residential community now called Meadowsong Ecovillage). He is Lost Valley’s Program Director, in charge of its conference center and its courses on sustainability and personal development topics. He enjoys experiencing different types of life around the world and hiking up big mountains to see vast views.

Articles by Colin Doyle include:

  • Real Diversity Is Internal (Issue # 155)
  • Jump on the Wisdom Train (Issue # 159)

Mind the Gap: How the Cultural Difference between Incoming Residents and the Community Can Indicate Whether They Will Stay

Posted on December 7, 2018 by

A small culture gap between a new resident and the community correlates with greater chances of a long-term fit; a large culture gap makes this much less likely, but not impossible.


Overcoming Our Americanness

Posted on October 11, 2017 by

Unless we learn from past and present communities, and collate lessons from our own, we will bob as separate crafts on the ocean of our uncooperative and ahistorical Americanness.


Real Diversity Is Internal

Posted on June 7, 2012 by
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What happens if, despite all outer appearances, one finds one’s worldview radically different from the mainstream?


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