Copyright Laws…Kathy Nickolaus Fraud.

Kathy Nickolaus’ “found vote” in Waukesha County Wisconsin two days after the polls closed was not even a first for such and event. A carbon copy of the her “forgot to save” incident echoes, to the point of reverberation, from six years ago.


The Feds could never catch up to Al Capone as a racketeer, but finally nabbed him on tax evasion charges.

The Feds seem unable to catch up with Kathy Nickolaus for election fraud, but perhaps they could nail her for infringing copyright laws?

Just read the article below from the Columbus Free Press:
What John Kerry definitely said about 2004’s stolen election and why it’s killing American democracy
by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman

November 10, 2005
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For example, they would have you believe that, in direct contradiction to how elections have gone in Ohio for decades, it’s now routine for boards of elections to record that 100% of the precincts are reporting, and then suddenly add 18,615 more votes at 1:43 a.m. after the polls have been closed since 7:30 p.m. and 100% of the precincts had been reporting since approximately 9 p.m.

Or that 18,615 Miami County votes could come in late with an impossibly consistent 33.92% for Kerry, as if somebody had pushed a button on a computer with a pre-set percentage—just as the GAO says it can be done.

Or that it’s ok for a Democratic county election official, with a lucrative contract from the Republican-controlled Board of Elections (BOE), to admit he doesn’t really know whether the vote count had been doctored.

Or it’s fine for Board of Elections (BOE) officials take election data home to report on from their personal PCs. Or for central tabulators to run on corporate-owned proprietary software with no public access. Or for BOE officials to hold up vote counts late into the night that time and again miraculously provide sufficient margins for GOP victories, as with Paul Hackett’s recent failed Congressional race in southwestern Ohio.

Or for one precinct to claim a 97.55% turnout when a Free Press/Pacifica canvass quickly found far too many people who didn’t vote to make that possible.

There is clearly no end to this story, and there is no indication the dialog on the net will diminish, even though the mainstream media—like the mainstream Democratic Party—absolutely refuses to touch this issue.

But ultimately, whatever John Kerry or even the left press say about these stolen elections, America is very close to crossing the line that permanently defines the loss of our democracy.

Read article

Clearly Kathy Nickolaus not only stole an election, but she pilfered the entire procedure, step-by-step from Ohio and Florida; a blatant infringement on copyright law!

Why haven’t those responsible for the original software programs in Ohio and Florida demanded a “cease and desist” order from Nickolaus? If you can get fined for downloading copyrighted music and material, how has Nickolaus gotten away with downloading another parties election fraud scam?

Wonders never cease.

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You are about to discover a step-by-step instruction book of tools and paths used by them to capture the creative playful moment. No matter your age, sex, occupation, race, or if you want to perform or not, you can become a more playful person. The paths are in this book – You can begin to discover them in a few minutes.

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In order to find your playful self I am out to convince you that:

You are often too self involved in your approach to life.

The more people, places, and things you can accept, the more playful you become.

Words are far less important in communication than you think.

When you believe you are listening – you are not listen

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Forty-seven Paths to Play

The 47 Society is an international interest-group that follows the occurence and recurrence of the quintessential random number: 47. Many suspect that the coincidental nature of 47 carries some mystical, metaphysical and/or scientific significance.

I had no knowledge of this fact before I posted this…

In thirty years of observing hundreds of people working as improvisers I held one question in mind – How do we bridge the gap from the conceptual to the intuitive? (The second “sticky” post on this blog explores this question.The Bridge) You know it when you do it or when you see it. Anxiety melts like so much heated butter as your shoulders unhitch, colors sharpen, and what you are doing or saying is right with the world.

The exploration of Meet Your Playful Self – Improvisation is not about a truth that I know and can state in a book, on a blog, or in a workshop. This work is about a life long journey to locate what was happening just before that intuitive lightening stuck. Can the moment be reproduced? Is there a path, exercise, or tool that can point to or bring down the intuitive lightening like a metal arrow?

The answer is, yes. Many people who have attended workshops or read and practiced the 47 exercises in Meet Your Playful Self have come away with new insights, perceptions and a playfulness that have changed their whole approach to living the moments of life.

No matter your age, sex, occupation, race, or if you want to perform or not, you can become a more playful person. The paths are available in workshops and the book: Meet Your Playful Self.

In order to find your playful self I am out to convince you that:

Words are far less important in communication than you may think.
When you believe you are listening – you are probably not listening.
When you are trying to be funny – you are not funny.

The Collective We

I hail and honor the presence and contribution of all those I have worked with and think of them as part of a playful organism spanning time and place or as a collective we. The voices of the late Chris Farley, Joan Cusack, and hundreds of other entertainment professionals join in this collective we.

For the past two years I have wanted to post an on-line series of videos showing people in a workshop as they do the exercises for the first time. The opportunity came last Spring when I toured a play and performed in the town where I was born and raised, and offered to lead a workshop at Independence High School. (See The Little Tour post) I asked the students if they would be willing to help do a video at the local studio Trempealeau County Community TV, and they agreed. It was aired on the local cable channel and I got a copy of the show and edited it into the segments that became the realization of a wish as I posted an on-line view of some of the paths to meeting your playful self. It is called The Virtual Workshop.

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Meditation On Your Feet

In the fourth video shot in the hills of Trempealeau County Wisconsin the students of Independence High School demonstrate the third exercise of the day: “BEING”; an exercise I like to call meditation on your feet because it bridges the gap from finding being or presence and sharing it outward into the world.

The photos were lifted from the video in the moment of “BEING” in the video and then planted in the landscape of hills where the City of Independence rests in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, U.S.A., North America, Earth…

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Zenprov – That’s what I’M talking about.


I found the improvisational work of Nancy Howl and Walker and Marshal Stern…


Here is a quote from that site describing their work:
Zen declares that everything is happening right now. There’s no other place or time to get to – there’s no destination. The journey is the destination. According to Zen, this is not just a nice philosophy and way of thinking – it is the literal Truth.


Yes ….that is what I am talking about. How exciting it was to find people trudging, skipping, and dancing along the path of improvisation as a spiritual practice.

I like the word “Zenprov”. It is more is contained directly links improvisation with spirituality.


Just for fun…if you look closely can you identify the smile pasted on the mouth?

Anyway, it was so good to meet these fellow travelers. Whether you are Meeting Your Playful Self…practicing Zenprov or just plain having fun in the moments of your life – improvisation is a method, a system of tools and games that can make your life more full and fun.

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The Book – Meet Your Playful Self


Meet Your Playful Self


Meet Your Playful Self is the title of my book.


Meet Your Playful Self engages people in a playful practice for living everyday life. The approach is similar to The Artist’s Way, which was published when the cover of Time magazine read “The Economy: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?” and found a hungry audience. Facing difficult times again now, people seek simple, practical solutions to relieve stress and enjoy their most personal lives. We can learn to reawaken the joyful playfulness which is already within us just begging to get out. What better time than now?

The book premise is simple and finds the joy of being in a most obvious place. We can communicate playfully by practicing the skills artists, actors, and improvisers have employed since the 15th century. In fact, the skills offer a spiritual connection to our creative source and can be practiced just as we might learn to play on a court, a course, or a riverbank.

The practices for play are presented through 8 personal experiments and 47 powerful group exercises, which help overcome unconscious blocks to realizing our goals: resistance to listening, reacting defensively, and evading and questioning. With awareness and practice, we can find our funny to rise above nagging negativity and become light, intuitive, happier, and more effective in our interactions with co-workers, family, and friends.

I did not set out to conceptualize an idea that would sell books. This work is the culmination of 40 years of leading workshops, creating Web tutorials, and being blessed with the coincidences of my creative life that allowed me to lead the late Chris Farley, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, various writers for The Tonight Show and The Onion, and hundreds of other adventurous souls into a circle of experience I lovingly call the collective we.

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Meet Your Playful Self – Yes…and…


Excerpt from

Meet Your Playful Self


YES….and…

The video demonstrates one of the exercises in the “Workshop” section of the book – Meet Your Playful Self


Yes…And…

The concept of yes…and… is often the spring board into improvisation and creating a spontaneous and engaging dialogue for the players as well as the audience. People working in improvisation have confronted yes…and… so many times in their work that it begins to take on the Biblical proportions of all Ten Commandments and the burning bush all rolled into one. For many, it is the first concept encountered as improvisers and one that appeared so simple and easily to do as a direction, but turns out to be wickedly allusive in practice.

The direction IS simple. Here is what is asked in a workshop setting:

Direction Yes…and…:
Two people sit opposite each other. The first person makes an observation statement – real or imagined – about their partner:
Player a) You appear worried.
The other person responds with Yes…and… tells why the observation is true.
Player b) Yes…I just got the bill for my surgery.
Now, what could be simpler than that …you may ask? Well…try it and you will see.

As we look at mastering the yes…and… statement it is a good time to look at why it is so necessary and basic in an improvised scene and why improvised scenes lose there interest and focus unless the dialogue and action of the scene are evolved from a spontaneous or intuitive place. Yes…and… is the perfect place to look to find this transition point between disinterest and spontaneous for it is the fulcrum on which the balance between the two paths rest.

Obviously, in improvisation there is no script, no costumes, or props which is why many actors who will audition for roles for a scripted play would be hard pressed to try improvisation …no way! This reaction is as common as it is understandable. In an improvisation the script, costumes, props are striped away leaving….what?
Leaving …What?

Here is an answer for leaving what? from Sanford Meisner who was a renowned acting teacher at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In his book On Acting. Meisner used improvisation in his actor training classes in a form called repetition which is referred to in the quote:

Look, I’ll tell you why the repetition exercise, in essence, is not boring: it plays on the source of all organic creativity, which is the inner impulses. I wish I could make that clear!

Here is an answer form Viola Spolin from her book Improvisation for the Theatre:

The intuitive can only respond in immediacy – right now. It comes bearing gifts in the moment of spontaneity, the moment when we are freed to relate and act, involving ourselves in the moving, changing world around us.

Meisner’s Inner impulse and Spolin’s responding in immediacy defines what is left when script, costumes, props and set are taken away. No great wonder why actors find that scary. When all else is striped away, and you are doing yes…and… what is left but, your inner impulse – your response in immediacy – YOU.

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Your Bridge to Playful Places

Excerpt from the book “Meet Your Playful Self”

Through the work of meeting your playful self you can cross a bridge separating the private practice of meditation from being out in the world.

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