Category Archives: work

Hospital Clowning: The Epidemic’s Epidemic

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 . It’s no wonder I never managed to post about my first day back in person after a pandemic year of performing remotely; it’s the end of my second day back now and I’m pretty wiped. … Continue reading

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Cambridge Wildlife Arts Episode 1: Cardinals!

Wednesday, April 28th 2021 What’s red and black—but sometimes peachy brown? On this first episode, meet an animal neighbor that’s easy to spot, and a local biologist, Dr. Scott V. Edwards, who knows all about it. Hosted by Jenny the … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Zoom Bingo & More with Dr. Gon Golphin

Wednesday, April 7th 2021 . Today’s rounds were performed courtesy of Dr. Mal in plain clothes serving as “Tour Guide” carrying the iPad with two of us clowns on it, geared up and ready to play. As of yet we’re … Continue reading

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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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Signs of Hope: Quackenstein Edition

Wednesday, March 31st 2021 . Professor Quackenstein and the Boston Duck Boats are coming back. Two of our city’s absolute jewels are coming baaaaack! . Boston Duck Tours Optimistic About 2021 Season [2:36]: . #DanFoley *

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Me and Anti-Racism: A Beginning

March 18th 2021 While this is by no means my first foray into grappling with the inescapable dominant paradigm of white supremacy in our culture, this is my first time joining a book club about it. Also my first time … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Marble Roller Coaster

Saturday, February 20th 2021 2021-02-20 CJ’s Marble Roller Coaster [0:26]: . *

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Look at That Cat: Domestic Sports

Saturday, February 13th 2021 . So what if I should be embarrassed by how much of the day is spent looking at our cats and making up dumb stuff about them. What can I say; it’s CircusKitchen Quarantine. . . … Continue reading

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