Category Archives: work-life balance

Hospital Clowning: Eccentric Principles Workshop with Avner

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today begins a six week course over Zoom with Avner. To those of us in variety arts, Avner is a legend. A juggler, variety performer, movie actor, broadway star, magician, mentor, friend, and world renowned … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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Baby’s First Chiropractic

Friday, March 26th 2021 After ClaraJane reports lower right back pain enough times, I get her in to the chiropractor. . My own chiro, Dr. Ken Lowey of Newton Center Chiropractic, has saved -restored!- my life functioning a multitude of … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: Legacy Pie Day

Sunday, March 14th 2021 ~ aka: 3.14 ~ aka: “Pi” . Legacy heirloom ancestral heritage generational resurrection pie! . When I get back from my gig the hubsand and ankle biters are all in the kitchen, baking. Chef Daddy is … Continue reading

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We Needed the Tonic of Walden Ice Again

Friday, March 12th 2021 . . 2021-03-12 Walden Ice Tonic [0:52]: . . . As before, we are thoroughly impressed. . #WaldenPond #HenryDavidThoreau

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Vaccine Hangover

Friday, March 12th 2021 It is not without significance that dear husband also got vaccinated the previous day… against Covid-19 courtesy of the Cambridge School Department. Hooray! So my man and all the feline boys are pretty zonked out today, … Continue reading

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Vetting Cats in Triplicate

Thursday, March 11th 2021 . On this much-anticipated day, we load three cats into a bag and haul them off to the Cambridge Cat Clinic. Because Covid precautions prevent my daughter from accompanying me and the cats beyond the front … Continue reading

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Beach Bro

March 2021 Here is my brother as a young homeless hippy living on a beach in Hawaii. One of my favorite photos of any person of all time. . . Now it’s a few lifetimes later and it just makes … Continue reading

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Adventures in Food: Chinese Take Out

Sunday, March 7th 2021 . AT RISE: Dad is laid out on the floor of the living room with a pulled back. Kids are doing stuff and mom comes out of the kitchen. MOM: Well kids, daddy’s back is out, … Continue reading

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