Category Archives: Secret Juggler

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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Do We Have Any Pizza Left Mom?

Monday, April 30th 2018 AT RISE:  Mom & kids are walking to the bus stop before school the day before Boy turns ten. Boy:  Hey Mom? Mom:  Yeah babe? Boy:  Do we have any pizza left? Mom:  Well yeah (there are … Continue reading

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All Dressed Up and No Show To Go

Sunday, January 28th 2018 My show this morning didn’t happen afterall.  There was a scheduling mixup.  Here is me all dressed up and at the theatre with no show happening. Unless you count the sweet older gentleman who pulled off … Continue reading

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There’s Only One Word For That

Sunday, January 28th 2018 AT RISE:  Mamma is next to ClaraJane’s bath combing out sections of her profoundly tangled hair.  It is almost time for Mamma to get in costume for her juggling show today. Mom:  So, there’s this beautiful … Continue reading

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