My Favourite Clowns

In July, I will be putting on my first solo Clown Show at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. Gulp. This show is almost fifty years in the making, so I thought I’d reflect back on my Clown influences. Jerry Lewis was my first Clown. I watched The  Jerry Lewis Show when I was six years old and…

My Friend George

It was the first day of classes in Grade Four and Mrs. Korb asked John Hazel and me to stand up. She wanted us to be “buddies” with the new kid, George Snider. I turned and looked over to the red-faced kid with the bowl hair cut and big teeth. To be fair, he looked…

Start Again

Sometimes we set a goal for ourselves and we don’t quite make it.  Maybe we don’t come anywhere near reaching it.  Do we give up? If it’s a worthy goal, you carry on.  Or start over. Fall down three times and get up four times.  It’s the getting up and retrying or starting over that…