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? …

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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 …

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 …

Curing Educational Amnesia With A Meaningful High School Diploma

Much of the education debate is over what knowledge is most important and who is best qualified to teach it to our secondary students, grades six through twelve.  A few years back, my state of Washington decided to re-examine graduation requirements and high school diplomas and chose meaningful as the one word to describe the …

Immigration: No Muslim Ban, No Unchecked Power

Immigration is complicated. Suffering is not. I’m a student with more questions than answers on issues of immigration and terrorism. But I know enough to know that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from favoring or disfavoring one religion among others, and that’s precisely what President Trump’s Muslim ban does. The …