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2022 

Untold Play, Terry Pearce's company, is his vehicle for teaching that games can help people learn. Now, from my perspective, anyone who's had her 10-year-old genuinely beat her at ANYTHING from Monopoly to Go Fish knows that games can help people encounter and practice and master all sorts of ski...
05/25/2022
I used to live in a neighborhood where feckless hot air balloon tour operators routinely tried to tear the roofs off of houses. My son and I made a sport of chasing them to see where they'd land. You could never plan chasing a balloon: those flights are always subject to the whims of the wind and...
05/22/2022
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So I get an inquiry from a San Juan client. Don't recognize the phone number. We have the San Juan Islands archipelago. There's a San Juan Island. Answer the question, and offer some date/time options for a first conversation. Get the reply "Hi Lauren! Thanks for your prompt response. I imagine t...
05/22/2022
Annemarie Steen has the COOLEST quotes about playfulness on her website that I've ever seen: In an hour of PLAY, you learn more about a person than in a year of conversation (Plato)Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun (Albert Einstein)   And then I knew that her Playful Creative Summit conversat...
05/18/2022
A plea to the overly-ambitiousMy client cancelled 1/2 hour before the appointment. I'd already been traveling for 1/2 hour, was 1/2 way there, in such heavy rain I didn't feel quite safe. My client's cancellation was extremely reasonable: s/he'd had a medical procedure the day before and was stil...
05/14/2022
Rosie di Lecce, Writing with Rosie, was speaking to business owners during her Playful Creative Summit interview with David Chislett. She helps them write marketing copy that will accurately explain and bring awareness of the value of their products and themselves to their customers. As I listene...
05/11/2022
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Big fluffs, little fluffs, no fluff. I meet A LOT of pets for work. Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, Schipperkes, old-fashioned mutts, pure-bred Abyssinian cats which looked like they'd been dipped in gold flakes - most astonishingly beautiful creatures I've ever seen. Bearded Dragons, chameleons, koi. Th...
05/09/2022
Meet Jacob Lawrence, I Make Work Fun, another 2021 Playful Creative Summit participant. Someone who wears a Spiderman costume to a presentation and coaches businesses to apply "Strategic Fun" to solve workplace challenges. I want to start this review with an explicit statement that I'm broadly in...
05/04/2022
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