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Once and Future Songs

Posted: November 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: humor, music, song lyrics | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Just so nobody misses out, I post entries from the popular “Once and Future Songs” column that appears in our newsletter on a separate blog: http://the15thfloor.wordpress.com/.  The column’s entries are guided by one strict criterium: anything goes as long as it has to do with a song.  Kriegs


Finally Finding Flipper

Posted: August 30th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: adventure, children, dolphins, Hawaii, music, song lyrics, whales | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »
The 15th Floor, and the rest of the family, recently spent a week on the big island of Hawaii.  As most family trips go, we had our ups and downs.  One child inevitably becomes ill; on this trip it was Emily’s brother, Zach.  Ten years ago, on our first family trip to the big island, it had been Emily’s turn to be ill.  Didn’t get to see the volcano, oh well.  Didn’t get to swim with the dolphins… OOHHH NOOOO!

On that trip ten years ago, Emily’s main goal for the trip was to swim with the dolphins.  Her little brother, whose only illness that trip was a four-inch square severe sunburn where we had missed with the sunscreen, was able to go… and, gosh darnit, he wasn’t even all that excited about it.

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So, this year’s trip it was finally Emily’s turn to swim with the dolphins.  Here she is, holding the dolphin’s chin– not to keep him quiet, but to give him a big kiss, which she did. (Yuck!) 
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How about dolphin (and whale) songs?—

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