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