Reality is the world after the fall and games are offering one of the few glimpses of the new Eden -- a place where people find meaning and purpose, a world of global cooperation, a community where epic healing can happen.
A relationship with a person involves presence. If you don't believe me, try raising kids by Skype or phone or email. Obviously, it wouldn't work. If you want to have a relationship with your kids or as an adult kid with your parents, you have to commit to presence.
You never know what will happen next but most of us do not spend our days and our time doing the things we most want to accomplish. Chores and responsibilities get in the way until we are faced with a reason to focus on our priorities.
I went to the NACAC kick-off talk, in spite of concerns that the topic was not exactly "my cup of tea." After all, video games, such as World of Warcraft, Angry Birds and Tetris, are kids' stuff, right?
CrowdRise is a fundraising site with a real sense of humor and humility, and the best part is that you can create your own project, get your own friends involved and do more than just read about the news: You can help fix it.
The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time. But more than a decade's worth of scientific research shows that gaming is actually one of the most productive ways we can spend time.