Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying I never made mistakes. I’ve made some big ones in my time.
But this time - no way. We had a job to do and I did my part. Don’t blame me, I was only the radio operator! Read More
Volume 18, Number 105, October/November 2015 WINNER OF THE 2015 CANADIAN ESSAYS: THE JAMES FRANKLIN MCDONALD PRIZE Play by Peter A. Scotchmer
If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, it makes Jill prettyboring, too. If truth be told, those workaholics Mr. and Mrs. Jack are tedious company, as well. So obsessed has our society become with work, usually paid work, that its antithesis, play, has become a word to relegate to the sub-culture of childhood, to be quickly and thoughtlessly discarded with the arrival of adult responsibility.
Yet a moment’s reflection should be sufficient to remind us that play is crucial to a balanced life at any age. Recreation, sport, and drama, all aspects of play involving the exercise of the imagination, are of paramount importance to our quality of life, which is itself of far greater importance than standard of living, with which it is sometimes, lamentably, confused. Read More
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