Category Archives: patience

A Short Walk in the Snow

Sunday, December 10th 2017 Apparently my son had an incident where he was carrying the recycling downstairs when the paper bag ripped open and spilled its contents all over the stair well.  From what he told me it was pretty … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Pillow Talk

Thursday, November 16th 2017 Sometimes our reconnaissance about a potential patient gets overridden by the parent. We get notes from the Child Life Specialist on every floor with a run-down of the patients that day; name, age, gender, anything significant … Continue reading

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New iPhone Sample Movie

Monday, November 13th 2017 Yesterday my phone took a swan dive to its final demise. I seem particularly talented at dropping and breaking cell phones. Especially for a juggler. Determined to get proper protection this time, I hauled off to … Continue reading

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Sibling Conflict: Alternative Strategies

Friday, November 3rd 2017 Helping my kids cultivate a positive relationship with each other is basically my #1 priority in life.  As such I’m always collecting Evidence They Get Along.  I’m also coaching them -intervening & meddling if you will- … Continue reading

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Tutor Treason

Sunday, October 22nd 2017   I don’t really know WHAT I did wrong while trying to support ClaraJane in tackling her Math Journal, but she certainly let me know WHEN.   “Great strategy honey!  Though doesn’t your teacher need to … Continue reading

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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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