Play for All It’s Worth

How Play Improves Our Lives The Power of Play, Part III In Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” the simple phrase “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” produces a bone-chilling moment of terror for the audience. Although the message behind those words is far less horrific in normal context, in truth the axiom Read more »

Play is Trivial Pursuit

Adult Attitudes About Play The Power of Play, Part II “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” Friedrich Nietzsche Ushering in 2019 last month with a discussion around resolutions and intentions, I turned to some friends and colleagues at a social function and asked, “When was the last time you played, Read more »

Surfing Toward Success

Harnessing the Natural Power of Momentum   With summer well underway, I’ve rediscovered newfound motivation for my more health-conscious 2018 New Year’s resolutions, which—like an ostensibly endless winter—seemed mired in dull dormancy with only occasional bursts of sunny momentum. Ironic, since I live about 20 minutes from the shore, and the beach is momentum’s classroom. Read more »

Build Net Worth, Not Network

Using Acting Principles to Expand Your Network In theatre, there are always three components to every performance: pre-show (preparation), performance (show) and post-show (variable). I loved and enjoyed the first two components, and spent most of my time dreading and hating the last one—post-show. Walking through the lobby to leave the theatre could result in Read more »