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About circuskitchen

performing artist, mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, niece... just a regular extraordinary person

AT RISE: I Dissent

Tuesday, October 27th 2020 AT RISE: Mom comes into the Distance Learning Environment (homeschool area) wearing her new RBG “I Dissent” shirt, with hair and makeup more put together than usual. DAUGHTER: Oo-ooh! You look nice! How come you’re all … Continue reading

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8:46 with Dave Chapelle

Monday, October 26th 2020 I had the privilege of watching this this morning; better late than never. Sharing it here to increase the chance that you may as well. This film is 27 minutes long. 8:46 – Dave Chappelle [27:20]: … Continue reading

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This Bear and a Chair – A POEM by ClaraJane and Mamma

Sunday, October 25th 2020 ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair I’m not sure he wants to sit there I’m tying this bear to chair So he can’t move his derriere ~ I’m tying this bear to a chair … Continue reading

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Halloween 2020: Thank you Grandma

Saturday, October 24th 2020 Dear Grandma: Thank you for the delicious spooky treats! We love you and are so lucky to have you for a Grandma. Now if you could please help vote tRump out of office we would both … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Lean On Me with Dr. Be Bopper & Boomsy Bun

Friday, October 23rd 2020 2020-10-23 Dr. Be Bopper & Boomsy Bun – Lean On Me [2:32]: ~ Lyrics to Lean on Me by Bill Withers: Sometimes in our lives we all have pain We all have sorrow But if we … Continue reading

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Side Effects of Voting for tRump

October 2020 I found this TikToc to be quite informative. What do you think? #VOTEHIMOUT!!! And to be clear, please allow Phillipa Soo and Groffsauce to explain it: *

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Homeschool Headmistress: CircusKitchen Recess

Thursday, October 22nd 2020 Here is Gavin doing self-directed exercise at home for “Gym” today. OK I might have directed a little bit, but huzzah! he can juggle on the rolla bolla. Until he needs to go to the bathroom … Continue reading

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CircusKitchen VOTED

Wednesday, October 21st 2020 Voted early. Phew. Gavin chose to quietly walk his scooter in order to accompany me through the whole process, blithely earning the admiration of various adults in the polling station. And just before that we got … Continue reading

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Be Our Guest, Wear a Mask!

Thanks to my son for finding and sharing this gem. It’s definitely worth a listen, even if you are a “Mask Debater.” Wear a Mask (Be Our Guest Parody) [2:14]: You’re welcome! *

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D&D Around Here

Fall 2020 In these pandemic times, I am bolstered by my son’s organization and leadership in getting some actual IRL action happening around here, in the form of Dungeons and Dragons. Also delighted in the other mothers are allowing their … Continue reading

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