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What does it take to support each other to rise and shine?

On Sunday, we began the WISE FOOL (New Mexico) circus camp called BUST. BUST has been running for twelve years. It is a six week program of intensive circus training for women. We will explicitly be learning aerial acrobatics on fabric … Continue reading

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What’s in it for us, if I care most about what’s in it for me?

In a previous post, I highlighted the question: What kind of player are you? How focused are any of us on bringing out the best in our selves and others? What are we focused on in how we are using our creativity … Continue reading

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The Mystery

I picked up Chris Jonas and Dylan Mclaughlin  from Albuquerque airport the other day. The had been in New York working on an opera with Anthony Braxton and the Tricentric Foundation. I knew they were tired and that they had … Continue reading

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Learnings from a Wise Fool…

Yesterday, I was talking with someone who asked me about my passion for Wise Fool New Mexico. In explaining my thinking, I felt like I arrived at some clarity into three questions I am exploring: What does ‘be the change you … Continue reading

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What kind of player are you?

In the last couple of years, I acquired a mantra – Life is a collective creative process. Breath, emotions, thoughts, words, actions, relationship, dynamics, systems, structures, institutions, communities, societies. These are all products of creativity – the act of bringing … Continue reading

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The ugly in beauty

This past week, I kept stumbling into conversations about the ugly in beauty. In the most recent conversation, a friend said “Ahh, it’s kind of like that whole you can’t have light without dark thing, right?” Yes, I guess it is. … Continue reading

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Clown Logic – where could it take us?

Clown logic. That’s what we focused on this week in red nose, a.k.a. clowning class. In a clown’s world, many problems arise. Problems arise that in our world might be easily solved. My shoelace unties and I can’t figure out … Continue reading

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I am angry – acknowledging the price of assimilation

I’m angry. I think it is an anger that was seeded many moons ago. With each moon, it has been steadily growing. I didn’t know it was there, until recently. What am I angry about? My assimilated life. My parents … Continue reading

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What if we were to follow our red-noses?

Another week, another red-nose workshop with Wise Fool.  This past week in red-nose (aka, clowning), we were each asked to perform a three to five minute sketch that brought to life the music of our clown characters. We got through four … Continue reading

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Stepping More Deeply into the Art of Listening

Listen! This is an instruction our red nose (a.k.a. clowning) teacher often gives to us. Listen. As a mediator, I thought I had thrown myself deep into active listening. Our red nose practice, however, is asking me to go deeper. … Continue reading

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