Category Archives: Secret Juggler

At Rise: Mermaid Hair

Sunday, May 19th 2019   AT RISE:  ClaraJane is playing in the bath.  Mom is sitting on the edge of the tub, blowing bubbles all over her daughter (relishing this moment after performing gigs all weekend). Mom:  Oh, we need to … Continue reading

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Secret Juggler & Hospital Clowning: A Tale of Two Birthdays

Monday, April 29th 2019 On Sunday I perform as Jenny the Juggler a birthday party for a one year old baby girl in a restaurant banquet room rented out by the  family.  Over the dance floor a huge rainbow of … Continue reading

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Secret Juggler: Marathon Monday Sanity Check

Monday, April 15th 2019   Here are seven Sacred & Mundane minutes of a tired solo juggler trying to both feel less alone AND find her venue: 2019-04-15 JTJ’s MARATHON SANITY CHECK on FB LIVE [7:08]:   And thanks to … Continue reading

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Running Away with the Big Apple Circus

Thursday, April 11th 2019   My kids have asked me to “not get any more jobs.”  But the Big Apple Circus is in town, so alas I must!   A few of us have been lucky enough to perform with this … Continue reading

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ClaraJane and Mommy Dream a Little Dream Again

Sunday, March 31st 2019 This time we get to sing for the birthday celebration of my “Russian Father” and incomparable colleague and friend, BENJAMIN ELFANT!   2019 03 31 ClaraJane & Mamma DREAM A LITTLE DREAM for Benjamin’s Birthday [3:56]: … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Giving Blood

Thursday, March 28th 2019 Although I have given sweat and tears for this job before, until now I had not given actual blood.  Today included all three.   It’s as easy as making an appointment and reclining in a chair. … Continue reading

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iMemories: Shipping Time

Sunday, March 3rd 2019   After procrastinating for ten months, I’m finally getting this box out of here with just some parts of my soul inside.   As an obsessive documenter with some notable adventures under my belt, I have beloved … Continue reading

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