Connections and Play | Guiding PrinciplesI initially used "Manifesto" instead of "Guiding Principles" - but then decided to change it for several reasons, including the fact that the cultural associations with "Manifesto", on both an individual and government scale, are not so great...

For me, connectingWhile this site leans towards the personal, my orientation towards connection applies equally to ideas as to people. personally, playfully, and meaningfully is what makes life worth living. It was a major contributor to the formation of my science-art-education studio TechnoFrolics, my little bike path adventures Cycling Reflections site.

I believe the world is in great need of play, connection, and community.  As but one example, the level of addiction (at least in the USA) has reached epic proportions and is growing at an alarming rate, and “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, the opposite of addiction is connection.”  Johann Hari His TED Talk (have watched - great; includes study of rats in connection vs. in isolation that is both profound and moving); his book Chasing the Scream (have not yet read)

Below I offer some thoughts and reflectionsDisclaimer: There is some repetition of core concepts, simply using alternative phrasing; perhaps I will prune in the future, or perhaps not. that (on a good day anyway) function as my guiding principles. Perhaps you may find some of them resonate with you as well.

(See also 3rd party sayings, blogs, and links.)

July 2017