disruptive play

August, September, BASEBALL!, November, December. Part 1

The Dry Statistics The Yankees eliminated the A’s, only to be vanquished by the Boston Red Sox, who beat the reigning champion Houston Astros. The Astros got there by beating the Cleveland Indians. The Rockies knocked the Cubs out, then lost to the Brewers, who lost to the Dodgers. The Dodgers had eliminated the Atlanta …

August, September, BASEBALL!, November, December. Part 2

Getting It out of My System I’m from the Bay Area. Hate the Dodgers (it’s genetic, and it’s the law), and Puig + Machado have given me new reasons. But I hate the Yankees for obvious reasons, and the Red Sox (and their cheating Green Monster) for slightly less obvious reasons. I’ll be watching the …

Banksy? Banksy? Did somebody say Banksy???

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.  …Banksy   Play is dangerous. I’m remembering The Fight Club and how the film incorporates some aspects of a play revolution but mixed in with …

Well, First Things First…

…as in this nifty article from the NYTimes closest competitor, the West Seattle Blog. PS, none of this is true, but it makes a great read! Book launch for Shepherd Siegel’s ‘Disruptive Play’ And here’s the narrated-by-caption picture gallery from the paisley and green event [Hint: With headphones on, play Side 2 of Dark Side …

The Difference Between Playing and Playing Games

I want to share the opening pages of “Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture” . . . I think you’ll find it engaging, and I hope to expand your ideas of the transformative power of play released into society, into our lives, at new, higher levels… Introduction: Play as Politics . . . …

Quoth The Raven, Better More . . . Disruptive Play

Getcher print edition of Disruptive Play on Monday, September 10 …wherever books are sold Reading and Launch Party West Seattle’s ArtsWest 4711 California Ave SW, 98116 Wednesday, September 26, 6 PM more details coming Preorder Kindle Edition. Print & ebook coming September 10. …imagine how the ancient is in our bones still, and informs current events. Why Are Ravens Black? …

Do You Want to Fight About It? No, Actually, I Don’t [Part 1]

Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love The bloviated pickup truck torments and bears down on the meek and gutless Prius.  Professional football, a game of collisions, military-like might, and aggressive hysteria reigns supreme as America’s #1 pastime.  As a nation, we struggle to understand and address conflict in the Middle East and throughout the world, yet we …

Do You Want to Fight About It? No, Actually, I Don’t [Part 2]

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? So from this hard realization, what does hope look like?  Two modern truths visit me daily.  The first is the idea (and the book title by Chris Hedges) that War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. People seek that experience that helps them feel a part …

Trump as Trickster? Unfair to Trickster!

Whenever folks talk about Tricksters in politics and culture, the conversation often gets around to President Donald Trump, isn’t he a trickster? It was only a matter of time before someone adopted that theme as a Jungian lens, a conceptual template, a handle to attach. Randy Fertel’s piece in The Washington Monthly: This Archetype Explains …