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  • Play Time

    One of the things separating mammals from reptiles is the ability to play. Dogs can play fetch, for instance, and even cats can play with a ball of yarn.

  • ICYMI — 29

    For the first time in quite a while, I’m not on an airplane. I’m actually writing this to you, dear readers, from my living room! This time last week I was wrapping up some time spent with the good folks at Fort Irwin, CA. The week before that it was Seattle. The week before that […]

  • ICYMI — 21

    I cannot be the only one for whom this holiday season has felt like an eternity. I may need a break from the break! My guess is there are a number of you who might find a little online distraction particularly useful today. So, without further ado, here’s this week’s list of interesting things I […]

  • ICYMI — 6

    Most Fridays I try to post some links to interesting things I’ve found while looking around the internet. Glennon Doyle Melton over at Momastery did the ultimate kitchen makeover this week. It’s probably not what you think. Most of us know the old saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” What […]

  • Good for Nothing

    “You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again.” (Jean Jacques Rousseau) As odd and counter-intuitive as it sounds, doing nothing is often far […]

  • Remember to Play

    A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children’s speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers. (Beatrix Campbell) Today’s society is very demanding. Many of us find ourselves running […]