vol. 11, num. 6 :: 2012.03.16 — 2012.03.29
The word “organizing” might conjure up the rearranging of an exploding closet into neat stacks and rows or the filing of a desk full of flying papers. But it also refers to a group of people collaborating and strategizing to meet a specific goal. This issue will contain stories, models and heroes for both kinds of organizing—and if we’re lucky, maybe even make some creative connections between the two.
Taking stock of life’s clutter with joy and gratitude.
Considering what’s emerging for *cino after the spring thaw.
What happens when the mess in the house becomes a metaphor for the mess in other parts of life?
A disorganized collector reflects on human and divine nature.
Thinking about getting organized during Lent.
A review of The Virtue of Dialogue by Christopher Smith.
How our housekeeping tendencies can shape our identities in relation to others.
Rediscovering play as a young adult in a new city.
A list of links to organizations that are modeling the Acts community today.
Charlie Todd shares some of the ideas behind Improv Everywhere.
Jad and Robert explore one of the artifacts of community organizing: cities.
Learning versus playing. That dichotomy seems natural to people…. Learning, according to that almost automatic view, is what children do in school and, maybe, in other adult-directed activities. Playing is, at best, a refreshing break from learning. From that view, summer vacation is just a long recess, perhaps longer than necessary. But here’s an alternative view, which should be obvious but apparently is not: playing is learning. At play, children learn the most important of life’s lessons, the ones that cannot be taught in school. To learn these lessons well, children need lots of play — lots and lots of it, without interference from adults.
“The play deficit” in Aeon Magazine
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