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About circuskitchen

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

Don’t Mean to Blog, But…

October 5-8th 2021 . The very fact that I’ve barely blogged at all for the past six months is indicative of how inundated I’ve been. To be clear, I am not complaining. I understand my life to be a rich … Continue reading

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Apple Picking 2🍎22

October 3rd 2022 . Sakes alive we went apple picking. I had no gigs because I didn’t make it to Amsterdam. Been here before but this year my peeps are looking unusually tall, even for them: And I was even … Continue reading

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Back to School 2021: Gavin 8th & CJ 5th

Thursday, September 9th 2021 It’s finally happened! Our first “Back to School” day in TWO YEARS. . . And in the next town over my sister’s got TRIPLE Back-to-School action going on: . Now… to recover from that whirlwind Summer. … Continue reading

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Class Pet: Pascal

Thursday, August 5th 2021 . So it’s my daughter’s turn to host the classroom pet until summer’s end. Pascal the Gecko promised to be low maintenance and we love animals, so it was a no brainer to agree. Some things … Continue reading

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DAYTIME – A Poem and a Creed

Monday, August 2nd 2021 DAYTIME. DAYTIME! Day. Time. Is NOT. What. Hanging out. On SCREENS. Is. For. *Unless. *UNLESS you are ACTIVELY (meeting a responsibility) (or helping someone, or) CREATING SOMETHING! . *

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At Rise: Mom at the Dentist

Monday, June 28th 2021 AT RISE: Mom is at the dentist’s office getting settled in the dentist chair. Assistant: Here you are. [Starts adjusting equipment in the room.] Mom: Thanks. [Starts feeling an almost imperceptible pulsing between the left and … Continue reading

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Five Stages of Grief: Golden Retriever Edition

Tuesday, June 22nd 2021 . Golden Retriever Shocked by a Kitten occupying his bed! [2:20]: . When I sent this video to my (13 y/o) son, he wrote: “he went through the 5 stages of grief! denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance! … Continue reading

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We Are Generation X

June 2021 . Even if my daughter says I’m in Generation “XL,” we still got a lot to be proud of. Survival and adaptation-wise anyway. Just the fact that the I N T E R N E T –and CELL … Continue reading

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At Rise: True

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 AT RISE: Momb is near the door trying to leave the house to for an errand with Boy. Boy is sitting at his desk wearing headphones, looking at his computer screen and tying his shoe in … Continue reading

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Maker Space – aka: Supplise!

Saturday, May 29th 2021 . . On this day I realized a vision that had been years in the making. Yes I gather and accumulate a lot of crap. I also conserve a lot of resources and make a lot … Continue reading

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