You may have a special place –a place you can return to and connect to good memories, or have peace and quiet, a place to think and restore surrounded by your favorite comforting things. For some this may be in your room surrounded by memories and books, for others this may be a library, and … Continue reading Use a funnel to find your special place
How far can you see? Without an initiation point for exhibits planning, the first thing an exhibit firm gets from the client is something like the question children often ask: How far can I see? There are several ways to respond. A 6-foot person at sea level looking out to sea can see … Continue reading Exhibits 2: How far can you see?
I’ve been reading “At Home” by Bill Bryson. I enjoy his wandering, circling style of storytelling and how he connects everything, even the simplest things, to something else. That reminds me of John Muir telling us that when we try to separate a single thing we find it attached to everything else in the universe. … Continue reading See this New Year with New Eyes
We adjust our interview questions for full-time park interpreters fairly regularly. A few years ago I added: Name three ways you turn information into interpretation. I like the question and believe it tells us a lot about what an applicant understands about the art of interpretation. I feel it’s a very easy question with a … Continue reading Top 10 ways to turn information into interpretation
This time of year is filled with hope for a New Year that is better than the last. I know there are several improvements I’d like to see, beginning with a radical shift in the dark cloud that has seemed to hang over my head. The turn of the year symbolizes a new life, a … Continue reading Keeping the main thing the main thing in the new year
Merry Christmas! Let’s celebrate! Decorate! Put up lights and trees and have a happy holiday! Well of course, it’s Christmas! I’m into it! For we need a little Christmas Right this very minute, Candles in the window, Carols at the spinet. Yes, we need a little Christmas Right this very minute. It hasn’t snowed a … Continue reading Have a merry, meaningful Christmas!