RADIO!

The Roommate Coach is on the air

Brand new (September, 2016) radio station KZZH, 96.7 FM in Eureka, California has added "The Roommate Coach" to its lineup! Pearls of wisdom regarding making things work with your roommates come right through the air into your eardrums! It's amazing!

Just getting started, no fixed schedule yet so as of now you'll need to listen 24/7 to be sure to catch the show -- but that's OK because it's a great station! Read more about it here:

http://accesshumboldt.net/site/fcc-approves-license-kzzh-fm-96-7-eureka

Once we get a time slot I'll post it here. Future plans include interviews and commentary, possibly live "call-in" shows, and ongoing discussions about resolving and avoiding roommate issues.

I hope you enjoy the show! And thanks to all at KZZH and Access Humboldt for this great opportunity!

Tuesday, May 15 2018

New homesharing program in Humboldt County: The Nest. Part 1 of a group interview w/ several homeshare agencies in N. California.

New homesharing program in Humboldt County: The Nest. Part 1 of a group interview w/ several homeshare agencies in N. California.

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Tuesday, February 20 2018

New homesharing program in Humboldt County: The Nest. Part 1 of a group interview w/ several homeshare agencies in N. California.

New homesharing program in Humboldt County: The Nest. Part 1 of a group interview w/ several homeshare agencies in N. California.

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Monday, January 29 2018

Discussing plans for the coming year, including more interviews and working to promote homesharing locally here in Humboldt County.

Discussing plans for the coming year, including more interviews and working to promote homesharing locally here in Humboldt County.

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Tuesday, October 31 2017

Introducing my new website: homesharecentral.org. "Homesharing" is becoming more popular as a way to cope with the ever-worsening housing shortage, especially in some areas. This site will serve as a "focal point" to collect information that may be useful to everyone involved with homesharing, including the agencies administering the programs.

Introducing my new website: homesharecentral.org. "Homesharing" is becoming more popular as a way to cope with the ever-worsening housing shortage, especially in some areas. This site will serve as a "focal point" to collect information that may be useful to everyone involved with homesharing, including the agencies administering the programs.

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Friday, September 22 2017

Part 2, interview with Dan Birmingham: homeshare program coming to Humboldt County CA. Issues, concerns some may have, possible ways to deal with these.
Area 1 Agency on Aging:
Dan Birmingham
http://www.a1aa.org/
(707) 442-3763
Senior Information Guide:
http://www.a1aa.org/programs-and-services/senior-information-and-assista...

Part 2, interview with Dan Birmingham: homeshare program coming to Humboldt County CA. Issues, concerns some may have, possible ways to deal with these.
Area 1 Agency on Aging:
Dan Birmingham
http://www.a1aa.org/
(707) 442-3763
Senior Information Guide:
http://www.a1aa.org/programs-and-services/senior-information-and-assista...

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Friday, September 1 2017

Interview: Dan Birmingham of Eureka (CA) Area 1 Agency on Aging and I discuss a "Homeshare" program in the works for Humboldt County. We discuss pros and cons, benefits and some concerns.
Area 1 Agency on Aging:
Dan Birmingham
http://www.a1aa.org/
(707) 442-3763
Senior Information Guide:
http://www.a1aa.org/programs-and-services/senior-information-and-assista...

Interview: Dan Birmingham of Eureka (CA) Area 1 Agency on Aging and I discuss a "Homeshare" program in the works for Humboldt County. We discuss pros and cons, benefits and some concerns.
Area 1 Agency on Aging:
Dan Birmingham
http://www.a1aa.org/
(707) 442-3763
Senior Information Guide:
http://www.a1aa.org/programs-and-services/senior-information-and-assista...

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Wednesday, August 23 2017

Homesharing -- great idea, potentially major benefits to all concerned. I discuss some ways to keep things working, and some ideas about dealing with "differences" without making things worse.

And the next episode (#25) may actually include an interview with someone involved with this program locally.

Homesharing -- great idea, potentially major benefits to all concerned. I discuss some ways to keep things working, and some ideas about dealing with "differences" without making things worse.

And the next episode (#25) may actually include an interview with someone involved with this program locally.

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Thursday, July 20 2017

Searching for "coliving" recently, I came across an interesting article:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/this-new-co-living-space-is-the-dysto...

The author is pretty critical of a major new coliving operation in London. I discuss his viewpoint, along with some of my own thoughts. He brings up a rather creepy possibility that hadn't occurred to me, and that I hope doesn't become a reality!

Searching for "coliving" recently, I came across an interesting article:

https://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/this-new-co-living-space-is-the-dysto...

The author is pretty critical of a major new coliving operation in London. I discuss his viewpoint, along with some of my own thoughts. He brings up a rather creepy possibility that hadn't occurred to me, and that I hope doesn't become a reality!

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Tuesday, June 20 2017

Recap: To HAVE a great roommate, you must BE a great roommate!

But what does this mean?

The Roommate Coach talks about being a great roommate -- and requiring the same from others. Simple, not always easy but simple. And effective.

Recap: To HAVE a great roommate, you must BE a great roommate!

But what does this mean?

The Roommate Coach talks about being a great roommate -- and requiring the same from others. Simple, not always easy but simple. And effective.

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Thursday, June 1 2017

What I hope to accomplish with the interviews.

what I hope to accomplish with the interviews.

1st — by topic (audience) from the home page. How each group can benefit.

Ways to contact me.

My policy about spam, etc.

1. rmates
2. RAs & others dealing w/ rm probs
3. co-living
— community
— word of mouth
— “they’re doing it right!”
4. co-housing
— skepticism among prospects about living w/ others?
5. agencies
— better results, better testimonials
6. social work / homeless etc.
— pooling resources can be a huge plus IF they can figure out how to get along
7. multi-gen
— avoiding the “family trap,” seeing each other as family members & acting through old patterns (esp the negative ones)

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