Category Archives: Secret Juggler

At Rise: Very Stupid

Saturday, November 10th 2018   AT RISE:  Mom is snuggling the children to bed in dark, peaceful, cozy quietude. All:  [Quiet & peaceful.] Mom:  Oh!  you guys;  [Pause.]  *Pffffft.*  [Fart noise.] ClaraJane:  Mom, du-uh!  We know that.  You’ve said that … Continue reading

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LEARNING TO JUGGLE with Jenny

November 8th 2018 Among other things I have fallen in love with teaching juggling.  Today in fact I had the best teaching session I’ve ever had; with my son and about 20 of his classmates!  It is adorable how these … Continue reading

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Best Moment of the Day

Saturday, October 13th 2018 Best moment by far of my Saturday between three gigs is dropping off the car to Hubsand and Kids, one of whom greets me like this: 2018-10-13 “You’re Tickling Me!” [14 seconds]: #TheseAreTheDays # JugglingLife #Flamly … Continue reading

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Raindrops on Roses

Wednesday,August 22nd 2018 A little celebrating of the best news day since the apocalyptic beginning of this shameful sham of a so-called “presidency.” (We also happened to get our hair did.) 2018-08-22 Mamma and Gavin Sing About the News [48 … 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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Secret Juggler: Haitian Cake

Saturday, June 9th 2018 Leaving my gig in Cambridge at 4:40pm, I see this text from my 5pm client in Malden: “No one here yet can jennythejuggler come @5:30?” My booking manager has already replied:  “Sorry she can’t change times … Continue reading

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Mindfulness in a School Show

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 I lead my audience of 6-12 year olds through an impromptu Mindfulness Exercise today.  After having praised some of them on their self-regulation, one of them raised a hand and asked, “What’s self-regulation?”  Such a great … Continue reading

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