Eric, who was a member of COL and Jung SuWon has published his own take on the experience. His life, a little different than mine has left him down a bit of a meandering path, during which he has appeared to look fondly upon negative and positive experiences. His experiences are certainly worth a read.
One of the highlights was an interaction in which he noted an interest from a female member of the group and was subsequently subjected to suspension in the group, which lead to a period of homelessness.
Worth a read, and credit to Eric for opening up about his experiences.