Category Archives: Hospital Clowning

Hospital Clowning: Family Separation

Tuesday, June 19th 2018   Dr. Bafu is so wonderful to know and to work with.  Sometimes he is so funny and I am doing practically nothing as I observe the scene.  Fortunately I am learning to relax and have … Continue reading

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Children in Cages – What to Do?

June 11th 2018   These children are imprisoned for being born somewhere. https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/video/dhs-official-658-children-taken-from-adults-at-border-1245015619748 My hospital clown training has taught me that the pain we feel in the face of others’ suffering is not only perceptual but neurological.  And the way … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Bucket Busting

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 Although partnering with Dr. Bucket Buster mostly defies description, here are three gems from today.   1)  Playing the Window:  Who’s Turn is it Anyway? A young boy and his father are in the room.  Bucket … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: May the Fourth Be With You

Friday, May 4th 2018   Another great day with Dr. Gonzo, my Jedi Master for the day.   Even though; 1)   NOT A GIRL! First elevator ride and we’ve captured the interest of a sweet small child and mother.  They are … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: My First May First

Tuesday, May 1st 2018 – All Clowns’ Birthdays   May First is considered the Official Birthday of All Clowns.  It is also a term used by circus folk to expose the inexperience and mistakes of the newest clowns to join … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Twinsies with Gonzo

Friday, March 23rd 2018   1) Are You Jenny the Juggler? First thing this morning we are stopped in the hall by a Cardiology Nurse who calls me out and gushes that she has video footage of me on her … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Tuesday with Jay

Tuesday, March 20th 2018 1 )  Pre-Op Emergency We start the morning in Pre-Op, scrubbing in.  Our hands are barely wet when a nurse grabs us for an “Emergency!”   She brings us to the room of a boy who is … Continue reading

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