I was a circus clown named Fruggles. When the market for traveling shows dried up I tried birthday parties and corporate events but found that takes a different set of skills. I learned the same thing about working the clown post at a county rodeo. During my recuperation in the rehab hospital, I started writing. I also sell produce I buy at the grocery store at farmers' markets and do odd jobs for a bail bondsman. If you ever wondered what becomes of retired circus performers, now you know.