Rosh Hashanah in Warsaw

It's Rosh Hashanah morning and here i find myself in Warsaw, and instead of going to synagogue, I am getting ready to go to a Ukrainian school to do a show.  Of course I made this decision a while...

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Magnetizing Clown Noses for Face Masks!!

Hi there fellow healthcare clowns and clown nose afficionados!  As the peri-pandemic stretches out, are you wishing for a better way to stick a nose on top of your facemask?  A nose that you can...

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The Dance of Life

The Dance of Life

The Dance of Life is a ritual dance to the 4 directions was taught to me at Camp Winnarainbow by Txi Whiz in 1984. Here are the instructions of how to do the dance>

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The Immediacy of Play

"The Right Brain Develops First ~ Why Play is the Foundation for Academic Learning" I stumbled across this wonderful article by Vince Gowman this morning, still a bit jet lagged state, just home...

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Meditation, Resilience and Clowns

When I talk to Sandra after the workshop, to ask how it went, she tells me she has never seen some of the participants smile before, let alone laugh. I hadn’t considered that possibility earlier in the day, though I did note a few faces that were slow to thaw into humorous expression….

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Photos from Chocolat Exhibit in Paris 2016

I had the good fortune to be in Paris when the movie "Chocolat" came out last February (2016), which portrays the famous turn of the century clown duo Chocolat et Foottit. To celebrate the release,...

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Musing on the nature of humor and clown

Not long ago I wrote a post on constructive versus destructive humor focusing in on if the humor was at someone’s expense or globally uplifting. This was before the whole creepy clown phenomenon...

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Scary Clowns Part 2. It was all a hoax!

For those of you following the news of scary clowns in the Carolinas, you can now breathe a  collective sigh of relief as the WXII.12 news reports: Winston-Salem police said Friday that they...

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Clown.GoogleAlerts.1.2016

Another Google alert in my mailbox, links to all the articles that contain the word clown. That word is my nemesis. The prevailing mainstream perception of that word, at least according to the...

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