Creating the Serious Stuff of Life Through Play

Nothing exists outside of play. We create all that we know, in play We create in play, then cultivate and habituate that which we created, thus making it “real”. We often say “play is not real”. But play is not separate from reality. Rather reality is what we arrive at when we play. Play means different things for different people. Most commonly play implies the frivolous, fun or...

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Play with Your Pace: Create Your Dreams

Daily on Twitter, I like to share a quote or a quip, playful or thoughtful, hopefully inspiring or reflective. March 2012 Tweets Uncertain? Learn to live in the in-between spaces. Confused? Get in the game…play with the confusion. Confusion is the game, not what you think it is. How to engage with your child? Pick up games from your own youth and play with them! Create a legacy and a...

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Lifelong Learning is Play

Today I retweeted Steve Denning‘s article The single best idea for reforming K-12 that appeared in Forbes with the line that “Becoming lifelong learners is play.” What do I mean? It depends on how you understand play. I believe play to mean growth, flexibility and living creatively. Denning is the proponent of “Radical Management.” To reform K-12 education, he makes...

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We Live the Stories We Tell

How often do you tell yourself or your friends “this is who I am“? Who are you? What do you tell yourself and others? One of my lines was “I’m like aged wine, I taste better with time”. Well it may not have been the best line… but it was my line. So what did I want to tell people? I was telling them that the more they get to know me, the better they will like...

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What is Relational Thinking?

Who we are and who we are becoming is born in the relational. Relational is the space that gets created in interaction between people. Such a space exits in the experiences and their meanings. I’m often asked, if one is not mindful about the relational space or what is created, does it exit? I think there are a number of ways to engage that question. Firstly, nothing exits within our...

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