Category Archives: Here & Now

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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At Least He Ain’t a Black Guy

Thursday, May 11th 2017 Because the U.S. political scene under Hair Trump has become so profoundly batshit unhinged bizarro-world crazy town, I don’t EVEN try to explain it to my kids these days.  But because we’re going to be stuck … Continue reading

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Exterminate Your Stress

aka:  FUNNY RELAXATION VIDEOS   F* That:  A Guided Meditation [2:29]:       Dalek Relaxation Tape for Humans [1:18]:     Dawg Won’t Listen to Owner [1:33]:   That is all.

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Oxygen Mask

Friday, November 13th 2015   We are blessed by friends and family sending in their support to mom and to us, often with reminders to take care of the caregiver.  I’m not the caregiver, because mom has a nonstop stream … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh – Peace and Compassion

Thich Nhat Hanh [“Tick Not Han”]:   For anyone who like me has spent most of their lives unexposed to legendary author, Buddhist Monk, Zen Master and world renowned peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, here is a most lovely introduction interview … Continue reading

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How To Begin Anew

October 2015 Wonderful techniques for interpersonal Restorative Justice from the movie based on the book, Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children, by Thich Nhat Hanh.   Begin Anew [1min, 9secs]:     Anger [1 min, 24secs]:     JASPER´S MINDFUL JOURNEY IS … Continue reading

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