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AT RISE: Acceptance

Friday, September 13th 2019:  Part 2 of 2   AT RISE:  The Girls are still on their Mommy-Daughter Dinner Date, laughing at this photo of Peter Parker. CJ [Voicing the cat]:  ‘When I jumped up here, my donkey didn’t make it!’ … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Forgiveness

Friday, September 13th 2019:  Part 1 of 2     AT RISE:  The Ladies are enjoying a Mommy-Daughter dinner date at the Middle East Restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge MA. ClaraJane:  Mom, it’s okay when you say ‘ass.’ Mom:  ?! … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Trouble Walking

Thursday, September 12th 2019   I am following Dr. Mal as we enter a waiting room at Boston Children’s Hospital, but we immediately start disputing who was supposed to go first.  After a bit of clown bickering, we ask the … Continue reading

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ClaraJane Comedy Camp – Round Two

Friday, August 30th 2019 Improv Boston Comedy Camp for CJ – round two!   First Day Back:   Second Day Back:   Friday Student Showcase:     2019-08-30 ClaraJane’s Comedy Camp Showcase [2:02]:   ⇒ SHOW LINK:  https://venue.streamspot.com/video/903148d941   And lo! … Continue reading

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Animal Husbandry with Olivia

Wednesday, August 14th 2019 AT RISE: Upon arrival to camp at Lovell’s Island, Niece Olivia immediately finds and adopts a snail. Olivia: I need to build him a jail. Snail Jail. I wonder what I should name him? [Later that … Continue reading

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Love = Time

Sunday, August 4th 2019   Love = Time. The simple equation that kids understand most profoundly. How lucky am I to have a Boy who wants to spend time with his Mamma! May I always appreciate and honor this inestimable … Continue reading

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Pixel’s Puppies: Dress Up Day

Tuesday, July 30th 2019 For sone reason we keep showing up at my sister-in-law’s in Gloucester to visit puppies before going to the beach this summer, as evidenced by this diagram of executive planning by Daddy: Today ClaraJane came armed … Continue reading

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