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I’d never thought of music as “play” until I listened to Juan David Garzon’s 2021 Playful Creative Summit presentation “Collective Creativity Sparks Motivation.” Which surprised me, because I can remember being a little kid, banging away on pots and pans and anything else I could turn into a nois...
06/20/2021
Marilyn Paul, PhD, author of An Oasis in Time and It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys, will be offering her unique, warm perspective on pleasurable livingGet Food on the Table Without Making Such a Mess:In the Kitchen and on the Planet It’s surprising, even shocking, to d...
06/16/2021
How to explain Press Start Academy Hong Kong, another company I've "met" through the 2021 Playful Creative Summit? I'm not sure, because it does a lot of a lot of many things. Among other specialties, it produces play-based educational modules for kids aged 4 - 16; customized game-based employee ...
06/13/2021
Alyea Sandovar of Tint Hue is a cofounder of the Playful Creative Summit and the first person I want to highlight in a series about playfulness and business. Alyea is a gamification expert, someone who understands the design and application of games to make them more fun and more valuable as tool...
06/13/2021
My son and I are mushes for all sorts of animals. If we can ever manage it, we want to keep a paludarium, who knows what other kinds of reptiles, goats, cats, dogs, and capybara. We're currently rescuing an abandoned hobby of fishkeeping. And we both support animal rescue agencies in various ways...
06/13/2021
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If you look closely at the photo in this post, you'll notice that the pretty little sticker I picked up at Seattle ReCreative is off-center relative to the hole punched in it. That neat little puncture shudda been squarely in the intersection of all those cute little squiggles forming the K. No, ...
05/28/2021
VUCA, an acronym for "volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity," means, in other words, "STUFF HAPPENS." Drs. Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus, originators of a business research discipline known as  "Leadership Studies," are generally credited with developing the concept. Joseph Mitchelli e...
05/24/2021
Today is my two-week "anniversary" for my COVID vaccination, 5/12/2021. So I'm hopefully safer to come into your spaces. Don't misunderstand: I'm still masking, still using distancing and sanitary precautions, in your home and in my everyday life. But every shot counts to getting us all closer to...
05/12/2021
Full disclosure: Casual Uncluttering is now a member of the Amazon Associates program, which earns me small commissions on successful sales of the products which I recommend through Amazon. BUT I NEVER recommend a product unless I think extremely well of it, and/or colleagues I trust and respect ...
05/09/2021
OK, am I the only person in the world who didn't know that Google embeds games, interactive "exhibits," and all sorts of other fun stuff into the doodle logo on the search engine??????? Perfect thing to share on Mother's Day. And just totally agrees with my fervent To anyone saying “I can’t even ...
05/09/2021