Philosophical Whimsy

Dystopian Dr. Seuss reinterpretations

Many of you will know that since becom­ing a dad, and read­ing lots of kids books again that I have become a bit of a fan of inter­est­ing rein­ter­pre­ta­tions of var­i­ous kids books and sto­ries. One of our lit­tle man’s favourite series is the Dr. Seuss books, and so we go…

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More Children’s Songs — Polly had a Dolly

Another of the songs that Gill, being a Doctor, likes to sing to Caleb is the old nurs­ery rhyme about Miss Polly and her Dolly. The inter­pre­ta­tion I hear goes some­thing like this: 1 Miss Polly had a dol­ly who was sick, sick, sick. So she phoned for the doc­tor to be…

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In amongst the many joys of hav­ing a baby is the strange re-learn­ing of a whole bunch of nurs­ery rhymes and kids songs that have been float­ing around some­where at the back of your con­scious­ness since your own child­hood, and then are able to be re-deployed to paci­fy or enter­tain a new…

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