Weekend Edition: Free Game, Video Training, Zen

by Mary Haight on January 31, 2010

National Geographic Society
Image by xcode via Flickr

Another week has come and gone and it’s time to take a look at things I liked that I didn’t write about .  We’ve got some fun for the gamers in the family with something new from National Geographic. “DogTown” is a game where volunteers must rehabilitate every dog that comes in. You’ll work with the staff and the stars of the show  to improve the physical and mental health of the dogs as well as deal with the emotional wounds these misused abused dogs need to work through.  You’ll teach them tricks and introduce them to the world outside DogTown.  Save the pit bull, save the world:) And John McFeely, the communications coordinator at  National Geographic sent along a link so we can all play the game for one hour for FREE!  Here ya go.  Let me know what you think!

Another excellent and hilarious post can be found at Eric Goebelbecker’s Dog Spelled Forward blog here he talks about training to “settle” (what used to be called “play dead”) and then shows you how on video.  Caffeine, the dog in the video, is looking for a hollywood contract…what  ham!

And here’s for all the busy people who don’t have enough time in the day to get everything done; I confess I put myself in this category and I would bet you do to: Zenhabits was something I stumbled on thanks to someone on my tweetdeck…only sorry I don’t know who it was, or I would give kudos.  Here’s a little excerpt:

“Maybe we’re playing the wrong game — we’ve been conditioned to believe that busier is better, but actually the speed of doing is not as important as what we focus on doing.

Maybe we’re going at the wrong speed. Maybe if we are constantly rushing, we will miss out on life itself. Let’s let go of the obsession with speed, and instead slow down, stop rushing, and enjoy life.

And still get everything done.”

The piece is entitled “How Not To Hurry” and was written by Leo Babauta

That’s it for this weekend.  Hope you enjoy the game (don’t forget to tell me what you really think), the laugh, and a good post with food for thought. Enjoy, and see you next week!

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