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    We’re Hard to Find, and Even Harder to Forget

    Let us describe the scene when someone comes for their first visit. The GPS says, “You’ve Arrived!” The visitor looks around and sees a pizza shop and a tax office. The visitor decides to park their car on Main Street and walk to find 102a. There is no 102a on Main Street. We get it! The first time we came to 102a West Main Street, we were lost too! We had to call the owner of the building to direct us to the door. It’s definitely not easy to locate downtown. Sometimes, we like to pretend that being difficult to find is part of our charm. It’s like a scavenger…

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    Is it the End of Play?

    Play is dying. Yes, you heard that right.  The lover of all things play-related has admitted that the death of play is imminent. Each day we are getting closer to the end.  No, it is not a sudden, tragic death. The death of play has happened so slowly, that some of us haven’t even noticed how close to the end we really are. What’s really killing play? “I’m bored!” has become the new mantra of childhood.  Our children are spending less and less time outside, where the best type of play occurs.  In fact, children today spend less than half the amount of time our parents spent as children outside,…