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Musings

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This section might contain just about anything—thoughts about engaging books, comments on the weather, daily observations of the natural world, or connections to people, places, and ideas.


The Nine Elements

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Here is where I periodically report on my experiences at colleges and universities, with references to exemplary projects and possibilities.


The EcologICAL IMAGINATION

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Since early childhood, I have always taken great pleasure in three connected activities—playing sports and games, playing music, and observing the natural world. These activities have taught me a great deal about improvisation, creativity, and resilience. I’m embarking on a new writing project that explores the ecological and evolutionary origins of improvisation. This project is in its early days. This section gathers some ideas, sources, and prospects.


Fields of Play

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In thinking about the ecology of improvisation, I have written a series of play memoirs. Perhaps these episodes will jog your memory, or reiterate the importance of play, or help you become a better player.


Interpreting Global Environmental Change

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To better understand both contemporary global environmental change and the ecology of improvisation, I am reading widely about the history of life on earth. This section refers to seminal passages and interpretations from those readings.


Sixty Tips for Turning Sixty

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When I turned sixty (in 2010) I began collecting assorted tips and ideas for how to maximize my time. We all need such reminders. These are some of the tips that help me put my life in a better perspective.