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? …

Ehhhhhhh….

Things have been a little bit crazy around here lately… …but then, love is like that—isn’t it? And it’s Disruptive Playtime! It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like . . . woof! Working the manuscript into its final and fun-tastic format, the one you deserve. Because, well, love. And folks…it’s done! …

I’ll BET You’ve Been Wondering…

when IS that book Shepherd Siegel’s been yammering on about, Disruptive Play, EVER going to come out? Okay, maybe you’ve had A FEW OTHER THINGS on your mind . . . but, well, take a big bite! Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture WILL be available this fall. IN September… Right soon, but …

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 …

Travel: A February Sojourn in the Heart of Mexico

I’ve known John Byfield since 5th grade. When I moved to Seattle in 1992, John and his wife Kate, who travel a lot, were among the four or five people I knew. They made me welcome then, and they made me welcome again in THEIR new home, Mineral de Pozos, Mexico when I went down …