Author Archives: circuskitchen

About circuskitchen

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

ClaraJane’s Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

Monday, November 18th 2019   After school today ClaraJane opened her new Jewelry Shop.   And since I’m the only family member with pierced ears right now, I was basically the only customer for this Soft Opening / Pop-Up / VIP … Continue reading

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Try Everything (by Shakira)

November 2019   This song by Shakira is the story of my life. If I had to choose a swan song or funeral song this would probably be it: TRY EVERYTHING – Shakira C   F  C   G   C  … Continue reading

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To: MOM! Invoice “Form” CJ

Friday, November 15th 2019 Yes I make my children invoice me for their allowance.  And lately I have been dabbling in NOT REMINDING them to invoice me.  So imagine my delight when Dear Daughter runs to me tonight saying, “I … Continue reading

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Daddy & CJ: While I Was Away

November 11th 2019   Oh my.   These two. I knew that left to her own devices, ClaraJane would know exactly how to operate her dad by herself while Gavin and I were away.  The results do not disappoint. First up, … Continue reading

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Packages for the Homeless: “Got Empathy?”

Tuesday, November 12th 2019   Traveling through Harvard Square today, I stop by the homeless guy with all the clever signs outside the Coop.  Today’s reads:  “GO AHEAD, MAKE MY DAY.” Then I cross the street to give a package … Continue reading

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My Horsey Dad’s Horsey Journal

November 11th 2019 Just before the end of my visit Dad pulls out these beautiful, soulful works of art to show me; a lifetime of notes on dressage training. Thanks for sharing these with me Dad! 🐎

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Barbarian Versus: Episodes 1, 2 & 3

Sunday, November 10th 2019 – Skyline (Oakland CA)   2019-11-09 Barbarian vs. Blade – Episode 1 [0:24]:   2019-11-10 Barbarian vs. Blade – Episode 2 [0:52]:   2019-11-09 Barbarian vs. Bruce [0:33]:       ♥♥♥

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