Category Archives: work-life balance

Parenting: Video Game Access

Monday, February 12th 2018 Please Note:  NOT AN EXPERT. I’m not an expert in childhood brain development, but I know enough to get that unmitigated access to video games overdevelops the amygdyla (“Reptile Brain”) and under-develops the pre-frontal cortex (responsible … Continue reading

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Parenting: Video Game Rant

Sunday, February 11th 2018 Somehow my son’s extensive and impressive foray into Minecraft has morphed into a “Roblox” habit.  Keep in mind yes we regulate the amount of time he gets on the computer, say nothing for the unmitigated access … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Kids Night Balloon Jam

Monday, February 5th 2018 2018-02-05 BALLOON JAM VIDEO [29 seconds]:    Mamma mia.  Every Monday night I provide face painting and balloon animals for Kids Night at a Pizzeria near Boston.  This night was off the hook because the local … 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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ClaraJane’s Playdate

Saturday, January 27th 2018 By some series of miracles;  I decoded some clues about who my six year old’s friends are , that she’d like to have them over to play, how to reach their parents, REACHED them, they replied, … Continue reading

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Touchnote: Stand Up Guy

Post January 20th 2017 At the risk of bragging, and reticent as I am to use the term, it is no secret I am PROUD of my young son and his political activism thus far.  He is the reason we … Continue reading

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