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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #4: Seek Out and Complete Quests

Continuing our series on getting superbetter… So far I’ve talked about the first 3 gameful rules Jane McGonigal gives us for playing SuperBetter: Challenge yourself. Find and activate Power-ups. Identify and battle the Bad Guys. Rule #4 starts to put it all together … Continue reading

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Christmas — movie time!

‘Tis the season for Christmas movies, and we’ve all got our favorites. Here at Casa Dexter, our well-known favorites include It’a Wonderful Life (long-time favorite from Thanksgiving ’89 on), A Christmas Story, Home Alone, and Scrooged. In addition to these well-known Christmas … Continue reading

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3 Shots of Creative Mornings

After my double-fun on Friday, I figured I’d share some more about Creative Mornings. I already told you the basics, though, so I figured the next best thing to do would be to use our current version of the Time … Continue reading

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Friday on the Way — Fun with Aralyn and Austin

My Friday features a couple of fun events with some of the folks who keep Austin alive. Firstly, there’s the monthly Creative Mornings meeting. One Friday morning every month, dozens of creatives of all kinds — artists, musicians, photographers, web designer, … Continue reading

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Doodle(d) & Release(d)

I lost my doodle sketchbook last week. You know how I love to doodle — I create sketchnotes of various presentations I attend, and sometimes share those via either this Back Porch blog here, or Twitter. When I finally found a perfect pocket-sized sketchbook I could … Continue reading

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Once upon a Team…

Pssst…wanna know the secret of teamwork? Sure you do… Teams help individual humans overcome our many limitations. Our ability to work together in teams to reach a common goal evolved naturally to reward cooperation and collaboration. Teams — from amateur and professional sports … Continue reading

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Heifer for the Holidays

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Volunteering in aid efforts during the Spanish Civil War, Ohio farmer Dan West was ladling rations … Continue reading

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David Wilcox Shows the Way

“You say you see no hope. You say you see no reason we should dream…” From Kerrville to Asheville with stop-offs at small & large stages in Austin, my wife, Sara, and I have been following David Wilcox since shortly after we … Continue reading

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Read & Release

I released Austin Kleon into the wild this week. That is, I placed a copy of his most recent book into our neighborhood “little free library” for anyone to pick up and take. It seemed like the right thing to … Continue reading

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