The Digable Digital Postman Delivers

Trickster notes for the common man, the uncommon woman, and everyone in between
Here in the blog, I explore and expand on themes from Disruptive Play and Tricking Power. Dive on in as we connect the dots between the old-as-humanity Trickster archetype and the news of the day. ‘Cause hey. Hey. I’m a monkee. And I’ve got something to say.

Part 3: Commerce Nullifies Art…Again

July 27, 2022

Considered the greatest artist of the twentieth century, Picasso produced paintings and sculptures that frequently embodied playfulness…but he put art first, play second. Duchamp and dada lived the reverse ethos that put the release of play into daily life first, with works of art the mere residue. What fun Duchamp is having, what masterful play….

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Part 2: The Most Famous Urinal in the World

July 26, 2022

The J.L. Mott Iron Works The entry and rejection of Duchamp’s readymade, Fountain, would be a Declaration of Play, in art and in life. His humble porcelain piece would sow a vision of a world where war was not possible. Elegant and notorious, Duchamp confronted the art world’s establishment, creating street theater that is a…

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Part 1: Happy Birthday, Marcel Duchamp! (July 28, 1887)

July 25, 2022

What could possibly make a better case for a world of playfulness and peace than its opposite, stupid stupid war. Our nations’ elites have clearly failed to create peace in our or any time, nor have they doused the flames of environmental abuse that engulf the planet. The brutalities of human destructiveness most currently demonstrated…

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Congressional Hearings Can Change A Nation

July 11, 2022

In what were to become known as The Army-McCarthy hearings, the US Senate’s Subcommittee on Investigations wrestled with the chicanery of falsified documents while its forgers lied and hurled nonsense accusations of sexual perversion and radical leftism. The year was 1954, and I was living in Lincolnwood, Illinois, adjacent to Skokie, in a home built…

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Not from Seattle? Not to worry!

July 4, 2022

Because, like the Golden Gate Quartet, I’ll put on my Traveling Shoes, and may be at a venue near you some day soon. But maybe you’re in town, maybe you missed the book launch on June 4 (pix below!) Well in that case, I’d love to see you Thursday, July 14 at 7 PM *…

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Interview! On KZSC, One of the Great Independent Radio Stations

July 1, 2022

Here’s a recent interview that introduces you to my hot-off-the-presses book, Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love. Don’t click that, CLICK THIS!

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Utopia, Metopia, All God’s Chillun’ Gottopia!

June 23, 2022

I keep saying that it’s time we talk more about what might be distant visions of a more perfect society…I think that’s the ongoing American dream. So I’m giving the mic to a good friend and guest blogger Paul Luczak, who takes a pragmatic view in describing the closest we’re likely to get now and…

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