Get Over It Old Man

A dear Humanitarian Clown friend is starting a new business, and asked me if I would provide him with a testimonial. I said I'd be happy to write something, and he said what he’d really like is a brief video testimonial... sure why not? Technical details that required...

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Caring Tames the Angel of Death

Last week Jews welcomed the Passover holiday to retell the saga of the Exodus from Egypt; the heroic journey from slavery to freedom that defines the Jewish people. We gather around the family dinner table in an evening of remembrance, celebration, and of course lots...

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Physical Distancing, Not Social

The human and economic toll of this viral pandemic are staggering. There is no place on Earth where fear and uncertainty do not prevail. No one knows long it will last or when it will peak, but every day we see more people infected and dying.  What we do know is how...

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Love is Also Contagious

The coronavirus is pandemic which means it’s spreading rapidly, the fear and panic it’s generated however substantially exceeds what can be reasonably expected if one gets the illness, and that’s an epidemic. It's human nature to want to protect ourselves, families...

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Hope is the Opiate of Humanity

I haven't written for a while, just felt as if I was shrouded by a cloud of pestilence that left me depleted. The endless bludgeoning of political propaganda, climate change and it’s resulting weather disasters, the Coronavirus media frenzy escalating fear to a far...

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Resurrected in Texas

Several months ago, a healthcare organization canceled a speaking engagement with me. They were concerned that my heart condition might keep me from appearing (see Schlagbyte, Sept,2019). I was a bit demoralized thinking my public speaking days were over, however my...

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A Dork Elf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkDvjgeUCbk At a community arts and music festival last week, I happened upon a face painting booth. The artist, whose name tag introduced her as Marilyn; she was a tiny, middle-aged woman, with an engaging smile and wearing an Elf hat....

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Keep on Moving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20U0JwHY0q8 I recently read an interview with Twyla Tharp the 78-year-old internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer who spoke about her new dance premiere “A Gathering of Ghosts”. The interviewer commented on her amazing...

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The Holy Box

https://youtu.be/t2tFCLkFi-Y The most precious gift I received in my work with Native people has been the awakening of my spiritual life. Their openness in sharing wisdom, traditions and ceremonial life have spoken deeply to me and opened me up to how many ways there...

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Getting Cancelled

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLNQptc5gZA I was scheduled to speak to a large multispecialty medical group in early Spring 2020. They were looking for someone who could educate, entertain, tell stories, and inspire doctors to sustain their healing spirit in these...

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