Monthly Archives: February 2012

On the Run in Phoenix

It’s the first time that any of us have been in Arizona, and here in Phoenix it’s really great. Amazingly clean, tidy, friendly place, 77F (25C) temperature at midday and a clear blue sky. In February! Here’s something you can’t … Continue reading

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Sex and the City

Here’s a neat example of the restricted space that acrobats sometimes have to deal with when doing ‘intimate’ shows in hotels. Bottom guy here can’t lift his partner high enough because of the ceiling, and that’s putting an unhelpful strain … Continue reading

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Going to Arizona

Six of us are going over to Arizona next week for a couple of ‘cabaret’-style gigs, joining up with a two-boy one-girl knife-throwing and hoop-diving act from California. We’re doing short supper shows at a couple of large conferences. Actually … Continue reading

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Best Foot Forward (2)

I’ve been accused once or twice of having a foot fetish. Gymnasts and acrobats will generally choose to train barefoot, and on my first introduction to the training cabin which Dave and his brother Pete set up at the top of … Continue reading

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Polari Prize Nomination

I can’t believe I’m writing this. In fact, I think that I need a stiff drink. ‘Loving the Boy’ has been nominated for a literary prize!!! (Dave has just picked himself up from the floor after a fake faint, but … Continue reading

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The Endorphin Rush

[Quick apology: I just found a load of comments in the spam box,, and have belatedly posted them. Sorry for the delay: must check the over-zealous spam filter more often {slaps wrist}] And so, after the Adrenaline… the Endorphins…”Endorphins (‘endogenous … Continue reading

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The Adrenaline Rush

Someone asked me recently, after a show in which we included stuff on nails and glass beds, ‘Why do you do it?’ That was a very interesting question, and I was not sure how to answer. ‘Because we can’ is … Continue reading

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Radical Parenting (2): He YiDe and Leo

Following up on a recent post on this topic, I am drawn back to it by the discussion about 4yo He YiDe which has gone viral: his parents forced him to go near-naked into the snow in New York City … Continue reading

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Let’s Improvise

Whilst I await the first sight of Volume 2 of our little epic ‘Living the Dream’, on their way to me from the warehouse, I thought I’d take my mind off it with a suitable diversion here. I’ve written so … Continue reading

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Sharing ‘The Power of Love’

‘Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you’ (Marsha Norman, Pulitzer Prizewinner 1983 for ” ‘Night Mother”) Well now. It’s out. Vol 2: The Power of Love’. Now, in addition to all the guff about acrobatics, … Continue reading

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