Category Archives: mental health

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: Ten Seconds to Talk

Friday, April 2nd 2021 . AT RISE: It’s Friday night and the amazing Oberhauser Four are deciding what to watch on TV. MOM: How about Falcon and the Winter Soldier? CJ & GAV: OOO-OOO-OOOHHH!! [Simultaeneously] JINX!!! CJ: [Knocks on wooden … 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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Signs of Hope: Quackenstein Edition

Wednesday, March 31st 2021 . Professor Quackenstein and the Boston Duck Boats are coming back. Two of our city’s absolute jewels are coming baaaaack! . Boston Duck Tours Optimistic About 2021 Season [2:36]: . #DanFoley *

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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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AT RISE: Peter Parkour is Breathing Funny

Sunday, March 28th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s late night. Mom and Dad are vegging on the couch. Youngest child slowly appears in the room. MOM & DAD: [Turn heads to look at her.] CJ: Um! Uh… well. Um, Peter … 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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Bubble Wow’s Drawing of Tweenage Gavin

Saturday, March 27th 2021 Mom drew and colored this image from a photo she took of him in his room on 3/18/21. . . Gavin loves it. We all do. DaddyLove: “She even captured the black void of a cat.” … Continue reading

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