January is Acorn

i am working on a piece from my first day at Acorn, but i have to show posts to people before i can put them up so there is some delay.  The short version is it is wonderful here and people are being friendly and welcoming to me – except for Trout (who lives at Twin Oaks) who came into the smoke shack to make a big deal out of me not moving from Twin Oaks, and to add insult to injury, he beat me twice at chess.

i am doing a visitor period at Acorn with the hope of becoming a member here and then subsequently a dual member with Twin Oaks.  Twin Oaks only permits 5% of its population to be dual members rounded down.  This means 4 people – Gordon recently dropped his dual member status to permit me to take a place if one is offered – Thanks Gordon.

Ira has a dozen schemes for what i might do here, one includes being a spokesperson for the case against Monsanto.  It is a good match with what i do well and it gets me up to Death City for a day, so i can see folks i love.

farmers against Monsanto

Acorn is oddly different from Twin Oaks, tho part of it is seasonal.  This is our busy season and there are people up early in the morning and many working after dinner.   In contrast, after dinner work at Twin Oaks is pretty rare, except for things like hammocks pushes (see http://funologist.org/2011/11/16/hammocks-push/).

Yet somehow the size and relatively youthful culture makes Acorn both a bit more relaxed than Twin Oaks and a bit more industrious at the same time.