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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Constructive/Destructive Humor

Constructive/Destructive Humor

“As long as the humor is not destructive” the woman explained in response to the interviewer’s question about the meaning, value of humor in daily life. The context is a German radio program about...

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