April 29th, 2011
Update

“You learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” -plato

We are home! It was amazing journey, and I will write a detailed update soon. But alas we are resting. The whole family has come down with a nasty cold, I’m glad it struck now instead of while on the road! More to come.

Apr 29 2011
1:04 pm
David writes:

Glad you’re back and I hope everyone feels better soon.

Apr 29 2011
2:06 pm
Jenny Smith writes:

I have a nasty cold also. It doesn’t seem to want to willingly go away :(

Apr 29 2011
4:05 pm
Zom G. writes:

Gosh, I’m glad you’re back. Get well soon!

Re: Play and Plato
Google-up “default mode network and creativity” and you’ll discover the beakers and bunsen burners (or in this case, functional MRI) agree with you.
Here is the research (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21111830) and here is the relevant bit:

our findings are “congruent with the idea that diffuse attention is associated with individual creativity.”

Play on.

Apr 30 2011
5:38 am
KhrisTinna writes:

Welcome back!!
Glad you’re here :) Well, relax and get on well soon!!
By the way, I love all Plato’s quotes ♥

May 1 2011
8:25 pm
Brittany writes:

welcome home! i can’t wait to hear about your adventures. it seems like illness is allllllways a part of a trip, whether before, during, or after. feel well soon. :)

May 2 2011
8:57 pm
pixie writes:

so happy to know you’ve landed…<3

May 4 2011
1:54 am
katrien writes:

Hallo Keri,

I hope you have reagained your health now! I want to share with you my plan to have your book ‘Living Out Loud’ as my book-of-the-month. This year I blog about my creativity, and the artistic life in christian Holland. Want to have a look? Here’s the link: http://katrienruitenburg.wordpress.com/2011/05/02/nieuw-maandthema-verbinden/ Wish you all ythe best!

Katrien Ruitenburg, Holland

May 4 2011
4:01 pm
Karen writes:

Hi Keri,
Welcome back! I hope you all recover soon.

Here’s a link about the power of play from The Atlantic online:

http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/05/play-power-how-to-turn-around-our-creativity-crisis/238167/

enjoy!

May 5 2011
9:37 am
Lynn writes:

Yay! You’re back! You’ve been missed :-)

May 9 2011
12:25 am
Lori - What Remains Now writes:

Hi Keri,

Looking forward to hearing about your adventures. Sorry you all were sick.

I’m going through your book, Mess, this month (May 2011). I post about it on Mondays. I think it’s going to be an incredible experience. I look forward to playing with all your books.

 
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