The summer has come and gone and with it so many memories. For the past two summers I have occupied most of my time as Director of Circus Smirkus summer camp in Greensboro, VT. The summers have been a mini wonderland of natural beauty, natural talent and magical possibilities. Running the camp this summer amidst a pandemic was emotionally taxing. A "normal" summer means that I have to get all the campers and staff into camp and back home again in one piece (yes, that is understating just a bit). Running a camp during a pandemic means I have to get everyone into camp virus free, make sure they remain virus free at camp, make sure no who may be carrying the virus enters the camp, then get everyone home virus free. All that while making sure the facility and the equipment is sanitized and disinfected on a regular basis. That is quite enough to keep one busy for a summer but this summer also included Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity conversations as well as Anti-Racism training. Combining the two of those tasks was emotional draining. Running the camp was physically draining and through all that I managed to record a Billosophy101 podcast episode with Chase Culp, an Allies podcast episode, and a Vlog post with Noeli Acoba, and writing for an innovative virtual interactive project to be launched shortly.
I have taken a moment to rest and recuperate after reuniting with my children that I was unable to see for 2 months due to Covid quarantine protocols at camp. You can look forward to new Billosophy101 podcasts popping up regularly. There are a couple of other collaborative projects I am working on in the Brattleboro, VT area that will be finding worldwide release soon. I will keep you posted. Stay tuned.