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Writings and Essays: Dr. Robert B. Kauffman

This section contains the unpublished writing of the author. Read them and enjoy them. Remember that all of them are copyrighted and are protected under the copywriter laws. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the information. The following publications are included on this web site.


Cover of Alvin's Farm Alvin's Farm - In Search for Leisure:
Alvin's Farm is an allegory that explores the question that an increase in productivity does not necessarily lead to an increase in leisure time. Alvin is a crow who convinces the crows to build a farm in order to grow more sunflower seeds. By increasing productivity, Alvin expected to gain more leisure time. The unintentional consequences of building the farm seems to blossom and multiply. Read the allegory and find out what happens.
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Alvin's Farm (click here or on the picture above to review Alvin's Farm.)

rkauffman@frostburg.edu - Click here if you want to provide the author some feedback on Alvin's Farm. If you know a good publisher that would be interested in this work, please let me know.

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Cover of the HomesteadThe Homestead: A work in progress, the Homestead is a series of essays in the tradition of Aldo Leopold's A Sand County Almanac. Leopold's essays tended to focus on ecological writings; my writings tend to focus on outdoor recreational pursuits and leadership. The essays are presented as stand alone writings. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the information.

Click here or click on the graphic to go the the homestead. I would suggest reading The Visitor, Wilderness 2025, The Astronaut, or perhaps even The Campsite. They are light reading but poignant in their message.

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Cover of Directed PlayDirected Play - How to Play at Work: This book takes the principles developed by Johan Huizinga in Homo Ludens and applies them to the workplace. For many in the information age, work is no longer dull, boring and monotonous. Rather, people are expected to be creative in their work. And, there is no more creative process than play.

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Cover of Leave a TraceProfessional Writings: This page contains selected professional writing of Dr. Kauffman.

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Cover of Rescue CurveSelected Writings: This page contains selected professional writing of Dr. Kauffman.

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Presentations: This page contains selected presentations Dr. Kauffman. It includes handouts or power points that were used in the presentations.

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Photo Credits: Unless noted, photos by Robert B. Kauffman. Picture of Dr. Kauffman by Liz Metcalf. Note: a watercolor filter was used on most scenic photos.
 
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