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March 1999

Vol. 4, No. 1

Michael Christensen and the Big Apple Clown Care Unit

Sharing the Tears as Well as the Laughter, from Shobi

From Kahlil Gibran: "Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the self same well from which your laughter rises was often time filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain?

Rainbow's Remedy, From Eloise Cole of Scottsdale, AZ

Eloise Cole, a bereavement specialist, was looking for a way to get people out of their heads and into their hearts. So she went to clown school (See also "For the Love of Eloise, Vol 10-2)

A Leap of Faith, From Mary O'Brian of Boise, Idaho

Not being near a clown school, Mary still heard the call - the need for clowns in hospitals and nursing homes. Shobi shares their emails, as Mary shares her stories.

Clowning as a Spiritual Path -- from Shobi

Front Page of Vol 4 No. 2 with a photo of Camilla GyrskiJuly 1999

Vol. 4, No. 2

Play Conversation from Camilla Gryski, aka Posy, the clown

Camilla worked for nine years, as Posy, the therapeutic clown for the Hematology/Oncology program at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Camilla then became "Flora" in therapeutic clown practice, primarily in the area of pediatric hospice palliative care. (See also "Making Connections" Vol 9 No 4)

Bringing Children Happiness . . . One Clown at a Time from Jeannie Lindheim and members of her Hospital Clown Troupe

"Now Let Us Play . . . . " -- excerpts from Roly Bain's book entitled "Fools Rush In"

All Work, No Play, Makes Clown . . . . . No Fun at All ! ~ from Shobi

Meet Mona O'Lovely and Her Family and Friends ~ Shobi's puppets

Here and There Magic ~ a couple of tricks and props

Front Page of Vol. 3 No 2 with Patty Wooten and her clown charactersOctober 1999

Vol. 4, No. 3

Patty Wooten . . . and Scruffy, Nancy Nurse and Nurse Kindheart

Beside being a hilarious clown, Patty Wooten RN, BSN, is a nurse a renowned international speaker and an advocate of humor and health.

Nurse Patty Wooten, as Caregiver, speaks to Hoping, Coping and Gallows Humor

From Socrates: “As it is not proper to cure the eyes without the head, nor the head without the body, so neither is it proper to cure the body without the soul.”

Our Spirit of Service ~ Selfless Service, from Shobi Dobi

"Homer Remembers Me" From Don "Homer" Burda

Jumping and Leaping into Origami - a step by step lesson

Front Page of Vol. 4 No. 4 with photo of Maria and her Staff and ChildrenDecember 1999

Vol. 4, No. 4

Maria's Children, An Arts Rehabilitation Center for Russian Orphans - Maria Yeliseyeva

"Tell them the planet is glad they were born." From Jan Thatcher Adams, M.D. President of the BOD of the Foundation for Maria's Children. Includes "The Great Circle of Service"

"Mischief" in Bosnia - Maria Beck shares her experiences on a pilgrimage to Millidegree, Bosnia.

And from the Yukon . . . April Azalea Bluebell, Janet Koschzeck of White horse, Yukon, Canada

Clowning in a World of Hurt - from Shobi Dobi

Exquisite Caution ~ from Shobi Dobi

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