Category Archives: faith

Hospital Clowning: Zoom Bingo & More with Dr. Gon Golphin

Wednesday, April 7th 2021 . Today’s rounds were performed courtesy of Dr. Mal in plain clothes serving as “Tour Guide” carrying the iPad with two of us clowns on it, geared up and ready to play. As of yet we’re … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Eccentric Principles Workshop with Avner

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today begins a six week course over Zoom with Avner. To those of us in variety arts, Avner is a legend. A juggler, variety performer, movie actor, broadway star, magician, mentor, friend, and world renowned … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Sharing is Caring

Friday, April 2nd 2021 . AT RISE: Girl is sitting at Boy’s desk. Boy is standing next to her. They are engrossed in Minecraft on the computer. Kitten is along for the ride. BOY: [Snags a couple oyster crackers from … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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Look at That Cat: Favorite Acoutrement

Saturday, March 27th 2021 I keep telling him that I’m not that special, and he keeps acting wholly unconvinced. 2021-03-27 Favorite Acoutrement [0:38]: . Or honestly maybe he just thinks my neckline needs some work. 😹

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Me and Anti-Racism: A Beginning

March 18th 2021 While this is by no means my first foray into grappling with the inescapable dominant paradigm of white supremacy in our culture, this is my first time joining a book club about it. Also my first time … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: Legacy Pie Day

Sunday, March 14th 2021 ~ aka: 3.14 ~ aka: “Pi” . Legacy heirloom ancestral heritage generational resurrection pie! . When I get back from my gig the hubsand and ankle biters are all in the kitchen, baking. Chef Daddy is … Continue reading

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Kim Holderness on “Going Back to Normal”

March 9th 2021 Most of my life I’ve functioned as the most extroverted of extroverts. (Even though I also need alone time to recharge.) Since quarantine began, whatever social muscle that is has atrophied and I don’t find myself wanting … Continue reading

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The Tonic of Walden Ice

Sunday, March 7th 2021 Unable to tolerate another day around the house, I insist we go out into nature *somewhere.* Being big dumb novices with no planning, I choose an easy target; walk around Walden Pond. Daddy contracts a sudden … Continue reading

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