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

Hospital Clowning: Introducing Dr. Be Bopper!

Thursday, October 19th 2017 On my first full day of hospital clowning, I am still bandying about NAME possibilities, including; Dr. Lubbity Dub, Dr. Tinkle, Dr. Daisy and Dr. Deely Bopper.   Either way I a safe because not only is … Continue reading

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Heart Mommy Clown

Wednesday, October 18th 2017 Out to dinner with the flam on the eve of my new hospital clown job; daughter writes me a message in her ketchup: I ♥ U And then draws a portrait: Thank you honey. ♥ !! … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Workshop Day

October 16th-18th 2017 Was SO looking forward to the first workshop day with my new hospital clown team mates.  And it WAS wonderful.  And I LOVE them.  Especially every single one of them! And our team therapist, and most of … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: TED Talk – The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring

Wednesday, October 18th 2017 A fantastic and inspiring TED Talk originally given in New Zealand 2014. The Serious Business of Clown Doctoring | Thomas Petschner | TEDxChristchurch [13:48]:    

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Hospital Clowning: Back to Clown School with Jeff Smithson

Tuesday, October 17th 2017 As I continue explorations into this new realm of performing, and after my first workshop with the Laughter League team yesterday and getting to know my newest favorite colleague, what do I find but his TED … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: A Glimpse

Monday, October 16th 2017 From the throes of training for my new bestest dream job in the world, here is a wonderful news piece covering the team I will be joining (which is now called Laughter League).  In fact the … Continue reading

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Meta Mini Meow Meow

October 13th 2017 aka: Watching ‘The Lion in Your Living Room’ WITH the Lion in YOUR Living Room who is also watching ‘The Lion in Your Living Room’: Any questions, just say: “I mustache you a question!” That is all. … Continue reading

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