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Jump, Jive, and Whale

When I think about titles for stories, I often have a song pop in my head. I dare you to resist dancing along to this song.

I did a little dancing when by some coincidence these three whale postcards arrived in my mailbox. Thanks so much to Nikita Regina, Anne, and Dave.

From the artist Nikita Regina; card designed by Heidi Vilkman
From F1Annie, designed by Alexia Clare
Original image by photographer David Wolanski titled Summer Fun

When I got these cards I got curious about whale migration. Grey Whales travel 12,000 miles. Here’s a good article about which whales migrate and where they go. I’m sure Orla could tell us more.

I read a little excerpt from Whale Nation by Heathcote Williams. The entire poem is worth reading.