Author Archives: portiatung

About portiatung

Play coach, storyteller, wishmaker and Founder of The School of Play www.theschoolofplay.org

Make 2015 Your Year of Play

The Meaning of Life Did you know that in Chinese, the word “business” is made up of two characters that translate to “meaning” and “life”? Given that we spend more than 70% of our waking hours doing work or work-related … Continue reading

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Playmaking in Action!

“Screw work let’s play!” Do you sometimes wish you could goof off work and play? If you want to find out more about the subject of Play, join us in an interactive presentation, inspired by the theory and experience of … Continue reading

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The Play Manifesto

Welcome to The Play Manifesto! Since we take Play seriously around here, we’ve come up with our very own Play Manifesto. We define “Play” as an act when you have more fun than purpose. We’ve yet to come across play … Continue reading

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The Sorry Tale of the Sea Squirt

Splash! It’s time we went on an adventure under the sea! Do you see what I see? Can you spot the humble sea squirt with its green curliculies and orange form swaying about in the current? Meet the Sea Squirt … Continue reading

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What is play?

According to Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Play Institute, true play is about fair play and being a good sport. Play has a purpose You know you’re in play when you have more fun than purpose. Many adults … Continue reading

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A Playmaker is…

A Playmaker is like a hostess-with-the-mostess. Think Julia Child. They work hard to provide the ideal conditions of play. Most important of all, they invite instead of force people to play. Those who choose to join in are welcome to … Continue reading

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A Playmaker is…

A Playmaker is not afraid of rejection or put-downs. We are brought up to believe that “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” but Playmakers know damn well that’s just a song we chant … Continue reading

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