Category Archives: mental 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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Hospital Clowning: Training Rounds #2

Friday, October 13th 2017   Here we go for my second training day at Boston Children’s Hospital!  Today I have the honor, joy and pleasure of following “Doctors” Mal Adjusted and Gone Golfin’. My newly joining the team causes them … 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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#TakeAKnee: How Racism Works

  Can you believe this is how our PRESIDENT’S administration doubles down on profane and racist remarks??? Just #wow   And as a good egg in our family put it:   Here’s to raising MORE GOOD EGGS! Whether or not … 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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Colbert’s 2017 Emmy Opener

Sunday, September 17th 2017 Omg he did such an incredible job.  Swoon!

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