Ping Pong, Basketball, and the Rest

Where there is play there is poetry, where there is fun there is grace, where there is laughter there is truth.

We Are Joyous and Playful to the Very End

Maybe it's possible that if you get good enough at pretending, you can pretend your way to bliss. Real. Genuine. Actual bliss.

Imagination: The Infinite Playground

Imagination is the infinite playground.


There's a certain kind of fun we call "Big Fun." It's something massive, usually, demonstrably fun, alluring, freeing, even.

Confluence, Unity, and Coliberation

The experience of confluence is the glue that binds us to a social setting, the promised reward that keeps us seeking each other out. It is not freedom, it is union.

I May Not End As Playfully As Planned

My body might not be able to keep my soul’s sometimes over-eager promises.

Defining Playfulness

If you look for playfulness in the young, you will find it. If you join them, you will find it in yourself.

Living, Dying and the Taste of a Good Falafel

Do you think what thinking about dying (and dying in general) does for you is emphasize how much better living turns out to be?


Yup. With all the joy that song implies, and all the meanings and occasions that toast celebrates: to life. All of it. The beginning of it. The living of it. Even the end of it.

Getting Light

There's a time when what we most need to let go of are ambitions—ambitions for new accomplishments and ambitions for new possessions.

Silliness, Seriousness, I and Thou

You have to play in the and to hear the music.

My Gift for Family and Community

This swing is exactly the kind of swing I would most like to be remembered with: a swing where parent and child would swing together, facing each other.

Rehearsals and Reversals and More Rehearsals

When, from the very wings of your psyche, you hear your inner thespian, wording and re-wording what next to say

Bubblebags and Baggyballs

Worried about the environment? Here's a way to make playful use of some of our favorite detritus

I Have Cancer and Maybe a Year to Live

If you want to do something for me or because of me, grieving is not what I need. I need you to play.

Of Playfulness and Play

Play is an inherently political action. Playful is a way of being. We need only to play, playfully, together.

Lighthearted. Light, As In The Light That Lights The Heart

This is the way it is when you come together to for fun. You let loose. You let the light of being together into your very heart. You let the fun in. You let each other in.

Good Fun

We must make the distinction. Not just fun, but good fun. Not just laughter, but laughter that comes from the heart, from the depths of the soul, echoes of our shared humanity.

Playfulness Is Freeing - Even More Freeing Than Play Itself

It's the freeing kind of play. It's not just playing. It's the way of being that sets you and all with whom you are playful free. Yes. Playful being. That kind.
Us Around 1976

I Enjoy Myself Best When I'm Enjoying Somebody Else

Another truth my love reveals...

Having Fun Being Funny

In some games, victory comes not from being best, but from having the most fun. Together.

Even Competition is Cooperative

Is winning the real goal of games?

Is It OK To Have Fun When Someone Is Dying?

Sure, you need to take death seriously. But even a regular guy like you can take it playfully.

A Playful Protest

These are the times when even a simple thing like playing together in public can have a revolutionary impact.

Play Is a Spiritual Path

Fun is a spiritual thing. But when I'm at play, freely, completely, with you, it's fun of a different kind. It's spiritual alright, but spiritual shared, spiritual squared.

Seeing The Funny Side to Everything

No matter what truths you seek, you'll some of the deepest and most useful truths if you can just see the funny side.
Bernard Louis De Koven

Life Isn't a Game—It's the Prize

Why winning isn't all it's cracked up to be

Doing Pointless Things for Fun

Even when we lived in caves, we knew how to have fun.

Choosing to Play

I think maybe that's our blessing and our curse: our having to make the choice. The blessing: that we have the choice. The curse: that we have to make it.

Play, Health, Safety, and Community

The healthier the community is and the safer it is, the more the whole community plays, even the adults.