Category Archives: health

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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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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Hospital Clowning: Training Rounds #1

Wednesday, October 11th 2017 On this day I was privileged to follow these two extraordinary hospital clowns on their rounds at Boston Children’s Hospital: After getting ready,               It’s time for bright lights in … Continue reading

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Gavin’s 4th Grade Trip to Thompson Island

Wednesday, September 27th 2017 Considering how much our flamly adores camping on Boston Harbor Islands, it came as a surprise when our son became dead-set against going on his overnight class field trip for two nights on Thompson Island. Turns … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Found My “People”

Tuesday, September 12th 2017 I mean, ARE clowns people?? Who cares. Either way, this is the happiest about *possibility* I remember being since Bernie Sanders was still running for president. I just completed my third and final round of auditioning … Continue reading

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Otherwise – A Reflection on Gratitude

“Otherwise” -by Jane Kenyon “I got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have been otherwise. I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe, flawless peach. It might have been otherwise. I took the dog uphill to the birch wood. All … Continue reading

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