A Bad Joke Walks Into a Bar

As far as I know, most of the following atrocious walks-into-a-bar jokes originated with me, and the rest with my beloved wife, Cyndie. So you can credit us or blame us, as you wish. Prepare to groan. A chicken walks … Continue reading →

Kelli Anderson: The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things

Kelli Anderson is a designer who likes to find the hidden talents of everyday things. Her TED talk is titled “Disruptive Wonder for a Change.” “As we go through our everyday lives, visual and experiential things exert this invisible authority … Continue reading →

Feynman on Work and Play

While Richard Feynman, the renowned Nobel Prize winning theoretical physicist, was teaching at Cornell University in the 1940’s, he hit a low spot: “At Cornell, I’d work on preparing my courses, and I’d go over to the library a lot … Continue reading →

Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

    At my suggestion, my book group has been reading Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. I have to admit that at first glance, the title struck me … Continue reading →