Category Archives: work

Hospital Clowning: Dr. Dazzle Day

Thursday, December 7th 2017 Partnering with Dr. Dazzle today, it’s hard to pick a favorite experience, so here are four! [Note:  Names and other identifying attributes have been changed for privacy.] _____________________________________________________________ 1)  FLIPPER CLAP Entering the room of 7 … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Pillow Talk

Thursday, November 16th 2017 Sometimes our reconnaissance about a potential patient gets overridden by the parent. We get notes from the Child Life Specialist on every floor with a run-down of the patients that day; name, age, gender, anything significant … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: No Eyed Deer

Wednesday, November 15th 2017 Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes? A:  Dr. Be Bopper learning to clown! Today was my fifth day clowning at Boston Children’s Hospital in a week.  And since it’s still only my … Continue reading

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New iPhone Sample Movie

Monday, November 13th 2017 Yesterday my phone took a swan dive to its final demise. I seem particularly talented at dropping and breaking cell phones. Especially for a juggler. Determined to get proper protection this time, I hauled off to … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Shhh!

Sunday, November 12th 2017 A couple days after my Clown Rounds on Friday, I am reflecting upon a random moment and sharing it with my husband (cue harp playing four seconds of flashback transition music): My partner and I are waiting … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Wake Up, Clown!

Friday, November 10th 2017 No wonder I have yet to know what it’s like to perform on all the floors scheduled in a single full day of Clown Rounds from beginning to end.  Each new partner brings a treasure trove … Continue reading

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Hospital Clowning: Little Piggy

Thursday, November 9th 2017 After a hospital day yesterday spent struggling to find my inner clown, my way around this work and what music I can play,  I was delighted to have the opportunity jump back in the saddle again … Continue reading

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