Tag: improv

  • Improvisational Blogging II

    I still haven’t gotten to the inevitably brutal Problem of the Working Class post (using the words or phrases “pull yourself up by the bootstraps”; “economic expansion in the service sector”; “a symbolic border wall is the best solution”; “I agree wholeheartedly with Lou Dobbs and Pat Buchanan”; robber barons; the productivity wedge; debt; Scandanavia; […]

  • Lanyard Nation

    The last time I had an ID on a lanyard was the summer of 1988, when I was working at CIA’s Office of Technical Services and had a green badge that had to be exposed at all times at work. For reasons that are perhaps obvious, I would remove the badge and lanyard when I […]

  • Mindfulness

    In Keith Johnstone’s Impro for Storytellers he relates: “A Japanese swordsman wrote that if you fight someone who has no plan, you’ll be thinking, I’ll do such and such! as your severed head bounces down the temple steps!” (Then Johnstone adds, “(Well, he didn’t put it exactly like that.)”) Johnstone is talking about how being […]