Monthly Archives: December 2011

Resolutions

Shannon Boh’s excellent blog (bottom right for link!) recently offered the following food for thought: To be honest, I have a bit of trouble with this! Line 1 – well, OK, can live with that, although I doubt that there … Continue reading

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Symbolically…

I’ve commented several times here about the importance (to us, at least!) of the Tuan Jie symbol and the ‘strength through brotherhood’ imperative which it represents: Well, at least we know what this one means, and we’ve even translated it … Continue reading

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Oleksandr and Sergey, Vladymyr and Vladislav

It’s high time we recognised some other performers on this site so, more or less at random, I’ve chosen first a former competitive acrobatic gymnastics mens pair based in Ukraine (and occasionally in Germany). They perform excellent routines based closely upon the … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings!

Dave and I, along with our wonderful kids Leo and Jaymee and their mums Clare and Karen, wish all of you everything you wish for yourself at this special time. We’re just about to sit down to a fantastic Christmas … Continue reading

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Russian Bars

…no, not the alcoholic sort, and no, not the flexible poles held between two guys which are used to pitch performers high in the air. I’ve been in Russia twice and didn’t enjoy either time. The first was years ago, with … Continue reading

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Things Happen in Threes… Oops!

An utterly bizarre thing has happened to me. On two consecutive days, a car has driven off the road right in front of me. First day, early morning: Dave and I with Leo and Jaymee in the car, heading for … Continue reading

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‘No News’ from Oak Ridge

A couple of people who respond to this blog by e-mail have commented that there hasn’t been much news from Tennessee lately. Well, with so much going on in the rest of the world – collapse of the European banking … Continue reading

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Bosons, Bisons and Balance

‘You can’t fool the physics’ (Richard Feymann)… but ‘The physics can fool you’ (Dave’s dad). Yes, Dave’s dad, and mine, are both physicists, and that is the only reason that either of us ever came to Oak Ridge Tennessee, when … Continue reading

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Life on the Line…

Many posts ago (this is number 105 OMG!) I wrote about some of the other feats and skills that other artists working with us in the Circus brought to the shows. I never wrote here about the wire-walkers, although I … Continue reading

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Good Days, Bad Days…

My previous post about a storm in the UK (definitely a BAD day for Scotland!) reminded me of an amusing picture I found about weather forecasting in the USA: Let’s hope for the ‘shadow on the ground’ reading, wherever you … Continue reading

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