Category Archives: At RISE

Election 2020: #CountEveryVote Rally in Boston with the Kids

Wednesday, November 4th 2020 . Boy: We shouldn’t have to worry about the outcome of this election! Me: Why? Boy: Because I’m a KID! Me: I think you mean, you shouldn’t have to worry about whether this election is fair. … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: No Please, Come On In

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 It is afternoon, after “school” in the homestead. Daddy is home from work taking his afternoon rest. Mom is spent from her various efforts today, sitting up on the other side of the bed, operating her … Continue reading

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AT RISE: One Breathless Moment

Friday, October 16th 2020 AT RISE: The kids are at their distance learning desks in the living room. ALEXA: [Beeb beeb, boop boop.] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. [Beeb beeb, boop boop] This is a reminder; it’s 12:59pm. MOM: … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Have You Seen My Slippers

Friday, October 2nd 2020 AT RISE: It is morning in the Distance Learning Environment. Boy is at his desk waiting to show Mom something on his computer. Mom is shuffling distractedly around the house, uncaffeinated as of yet. MOM: [Muttering … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: TEAM COMPILATION VIDEO – “Why Hurry?”

Saturday, May 16th 2020 Check out my team gettin’ gussied up for “work!” Kudos to Joyka aka: Dr. Sweetpea for putting dreamwork in the teamwork for this! Such a fun compilation video of some of my favorite clowns. . Why … Continue reading

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Quarantine UkeOke #63 – Oh What A Beautiful Morning

Friday, May 15th 2020 – Quarantine Day #63 .       . Song:  Oh What A Beautiful Morning By: Irving Berlin (OKLAHOMA)   .   2020-05-13 Quarantine UkeOke #61 – Oh What A Beautiful Morning [6:59]:   #Fail lol! … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2020

Sunday, May 10th 2020 A glorious Mother’s Day; quarantine be damned.   Personalized menu, Brunchy Feast, homemade cards, lovely drinks and painty crafts *all* afternoon with my healthy flamly. . 2020-05-10 CircusKitchen Mother’s Day 2020 [0:45]:   .   Me … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Who’s a Good Mamma?

Thursday, April 16th 2020 AT RISE:  Mom and CJ are tickle-giggling on the bed.  Mom is on top of ClaraJane sniffling and whuffling her.   ClaraJane starts stroking Mom’s nose gently, like we do the bunny named Boomer who famously fell … Continue reading

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AT RISE Homeschool Edition: Mean Ol’ Marm

Tuesday, April 14th 2020 AT RISE:  It is mid-morning at home.  Mom and Dad are deep into Homeschool Custodial Duties as the children work on schoolwork at their desks. MOM: [To Boy]  Whatcha workin’ on Babe? GAVIN:  Oh, a “Tribute … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Hit Me

Wednesday, April 1st 2020   AT RISE:  It is sunrise on Quarantine Day #19 in an apocalyptic world in every day brings a fresh horror such as the previous day in which Las Vegas starts accommodating homeless humans by painting … Continue reading

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