July 27, 2020
How do constraints, boundaries, and budgets stoke your creative problem solving? What have you gotten done when you didn't think you could get it done with the resources available?
July 20, 2020
How can we disagree and still remain friends? Have you ever changed your mind drastically after humbly and actively listening, contemplating, and arriving at a very different answer?
For an example of a drastic change of mind, be sure to check out the case of J.Warner Wallace.
July 13, 2020
Brian and Josh continue their riff on what playing games can do for people, from social growth to trying something new.
July 6, 2020
What real life skills can you develop by playing games? What game skills do you have that can apply to real life?
June 29, 2020
What you don't know, can hurt you? Or, what you don't know, can hurt others? Where are your blind spots, and how do you gain perspective on it?
June 22, 2020
How do you work at understanding one another? Do you actively maintain and build the respect for one another? Are you unyielding and unforgiving, or gracious and patient?
June 15, 2020
No matter what we do, change is inevitable. We are surrounded by it. Can you really prepare? How can you help prepare others?
June 8, 2020
Are you a pet person? Do you have funny or heartwarming stories about pets, past and present? How do they enrich your human relationships?
June 1, 2020
The forms of human contact are wide and diverse, and the common ground the connects us is that we all need it. Has your sanctuary become compromised? Has your relational well run dry in these times?
May 25, 2020
You do not need to know everything. But, not knowing can inspire you to learn and expand your curiosity. How do you anchor yourself as you stretch into an unknown?
May 18, 2020
How have common or assumed conveniences created an entitlement perspective in a lot of the world, professionally, governmentally, personally? How have these assumptions made us blind to the situation of others? Is it all about you, or should we help others?
May 11, 2020
Monopoly money - We all know it's not real money. But, what if you played with REAL money? Listen to the recap of eventful game of Monopoly that Brian played with his children, ages 13 and 11, and how using real money changed their own gaming behavior and inspired real-life learning.
Listen to the TedX talk that inspired our own curiosity:
When money isn’t real: the $10,000 experiment | Adam Carroll | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool
May 4, 2020
Creativity runs wild and free for some. But, is creativity better with constraints? Is it stifling, or like light focused into a laser? Is it either/or, or both/and for creativity and context?
April 27, 2020
Pixel art - beautiful, retro, and hot as ever. Josh leads a little leisurely tour on how pixel art works, how video games graphics evolved with the times, and how we loop back around to the retro look. A nice visual lineage of video games for the non-gamer.
April 24, 2020
Good life advice: Brian does a quick phone interview with his octogenarian mother-in-law, Sherry Hughey, on the Great Depression and life skills in how to survive through tough times.
April 20, 2020
What guides YOU through change? What do you grieve during it? What do you look forward to in the future?
April 13, 2020
They are not real, but they influenced you more than you know. What cartoons did you watch when you were young? What characters inspired you as a person?
April 6, 2020
How do your preferences change in light of shifting context? How do your priorities affect your preferences?
How does the macro view of all this help us create?
March 30, 2020
Why don't we take the time to assess and care for yourself unless forced to do so by circumstance? It's never too late to start somewhere, right now.