Dr. Stuart Brown’s Seven Properties of Play

Summer break is here and it’s time to play, but do you really know how? Many adults, it seems, have distanced themselves from any kind of meaningful play. In his book Play, Dr. Stuart Brown says that when we lose are connection to play, we pay a high price. In fact, Brown says, “The opposite of play [Read More…]

What Was Your Worst Summer Job Ever?: Jimmy Fallon’s Hashtags

I’ve had a lot of bad summer jobs. I drove a school bus for summer school. These kids were not happy. I drove a vending machine route–not glamorous. I did, however, quickly get over the embarrassment of buying cheeseburgers with dimes. Worst summer job had to be working ball diamond maintenance, dragging and chalking fields [Read More…]

Football Season Is Coming (not that one, the other one): A Little Friday Funny From Jason Sudeikis

Summer is almost over in Kansas. The kids are headed back to school next week. That can only mean one thing: it’s almost football season. No, not that one, the other one, and to get yourself excited with me, here’s a little love from KC’s own Jason Sudeikis. So far my favorite lines are: “… [Read More…]


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