Author: Sam Makita

Sam and Kody moved to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, Missouri ( in late 2009 from suburban New Jersey. Among other things, Sam writes for the weekly newsletter and runs the village dry goods store. Kody loves snakes.

Articles by Sam Makita include:

  • Community, Public School, and Culture Clash (Issue # 160)
  • Sexism at Dancing Rabbit (Issue # 162)

Finding Community Outside of “Community”

Posted on December 11, 2015 by
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Myriad groups and connections on “the outside” don’t call themselves intentional—but sometimes are.

Cooperation and Competition in the Ecovillage

Posted on June 21, 2014 by

Earning a living based on responsible competition involves both sharing what we have and asking for what we deserve.

Sexism at Dancing Rabbit

Posted on April 17, 2014 by

At a community founded in feminism, a member suggests that strategies like corrective discrimination, single-gender gatherings, and prioritizing “gender balance” may themselves be sexist.

Community, Public School, and Culture Clash

Posted on September 14, 2013 by

The “public vs. home” debate brings lessons of moral relativism, humility, and tolerance for differing tastes.