Tag: play

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June 15, 2017

The personal growth that comes from activities we do for joy, rather than status or reward — whether it’s painting murals or sprucing up cars, pick-up basketball or beekeeping.

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April 8, 2016

The announcement of our newest podcast offering contemplations on the nature of participation in the world, and opportunities to become inextricable from the questions.

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March 29, 2016

For those of us who adore our daily forms of labor, work doesn’t stop when the office closes. Mohammed Fairouz makes the case for obsession, and work as prayer and mystery and play.

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October 21, 2015

Has technology failed to deliver on its promise: to lighten our load? A wry meditation on play, gratitude, and the gift of life.

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October 15, 2015

Poetic expression is a character with many personalities, much like one’s favorite pet dog. A new poem from Mary Oliver on the playfulness of writing verse.

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April 9, 2014

Parker Palmer encourages us to look with child-like imagination to better understand the world’s mysteries.

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March 27, 2014

Has the word grace fallen out of favor? Anna Deavere Smith’s Conversations on Grace offers a way for us to think of grace as a pluralistic universe and a guide for all of us on the art of dwelling here together, in the polis.

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March 1, 2014

On the anniversary of Mr. Rogers’ passing, a conversation about unconditional love, community, and the gentle way we learned how to be human from a quiet man in a reliable sweater.

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December 7, 2009

Anoushka Shankar performs at the Wychwood Music Festival in 2007. (photo: Damian Rafferty/Fly) While listening to a classic SOF program,…

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November 22, 2009

Children at a Nepalese “bamboo school” discover new joy in the act of flying kites from children in Canada.

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November 19, 2009

For this week’s show “Learning, Doing, Being: A New Science of Education,” Krista interviewed neuroscientist Adele Diamond, who studies how…

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November 21, 2008

"The Night Journey" trailer Here’s a preview of video artist Bill Viola‘s in-progress video game “The Night Journey.” Viola, who…

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July 11, 2008

After a group conversation about which Star Wars movie was the best one (discounting the new trilogy, obviously, my favorite…