Paul Bradley

photo of Paul Bradley in a manufactured home community

In hard times, we found inspiring neighbors

While these past 10 months have tested everyone, we have all been tested differently and to vastly varying degrees. My heart aches about the suffering that so many people are experiencing, and I know we still have a … More »

Paul Bradley working at the NH Community Loan Fund in 1993.

Preparation Matters

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” said Benjamin Franklin, who was, among many other things, a founder of the United States’ first recognized cooperative business – a mutual fire insurance company in Philadelphia – in … More »

roc-default-thumbnail

The time of my life …

This past year has been a real gift. I stepped back in time with all of the current knowledge and experience I now possess having run ROC USA® for 8½ years. I was able to return to what … More »

roc-default-thumbnail

Sad and happy follow-up to homeowners’ speeches in Oregon

I blogged about Diane Pense’s and Sam Morris’ speeches in February.  Today, I got some really disturbing follow-up on Diane’s situation. Apparently, her 10-home community isn’t closing down but they didn’t learn that until after they all sold … More »

roc-default-thumbnail

Sad to learn of a big loss in a great ROC

Anthony “Tony” Weisbecker An avid fisherman and lover of dogs, Tony visited the shelter once a week to give the pups some simple loving. Tony was also a remarkable cooperative leader at the Clackamas River Community Cooperative in … More »

roc-default-thumbnail

Education and preparation, is there any alternative?

Wow!  I am genuinely impressed with Bank of America’s Better Money Habits website.  Check it out and refer a friend or family member.  My daughters will be watching the video on teen money management tonight! I know from many … More »