vol. 8, num. 14 :: 2009.07.02 — 2009.07.16
Sometimes it’s a seller’s market, and then other times it’s a buyer’s market. And in all times there’s an urge to purchase property, to invest in a plot of land for both practical and symbolic reasons. What’s good and not-so-good about ownership?
Warning: asking long-time neighbors about family history might surprise you.
A musical tour of sentiments about ownership.
On the complexity of simplicity and giving up the closet.
A reflection on the complicated consideration of where to live.
Tracing a family's history and values through home spaces.
On reinforcing a sense of identity through loss.
Your opportunity to contribute thoughts about home, land and ownership.
A family finds a perfect home in a "changing" neighborhood.
Creating a home that is right respite for yourself and others.
Building your own home can be a rewarding adventure when you apply your values.
A surprisingly entertaining account in layman’s terms of how the U.S. got itself into the current housing crisis.
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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