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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Aaron’s Spring Concert

Aaron’s award winning band performed last week at McCracken Middle School.  Aaron is First Seat Trombone; in most of the videos below you will see him somewhat in the center, either beside or behind the tuba player (depending on the perspective of the video).  These videos were Microsoft format; you would have had to have a compatible Microsoft AVI player installed in order to view them, but now they’re gone.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 4:53 pm  

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Ethan SOARs

Last year I reported to you that Aaron won the Sudler Cup Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation for his work on the school band.  Now we have another award winner in the house.
Ethan has won the Students’ Outstanding Artists Recognition (SOAR) award for his artwork.  This is basically an award by the Village of Skokie Fine Arts Commission, and his artwork will be on display at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts throughout the month of March.

On Monday the 17th, we attended the award reception, where basically 3,000 people stood in a room intended to accomodate 300, and the mayor.  Really though, we are very proud.  

Pictures are now gone.

I guarantee you would have loved the pictures, and I’m sure you’re as proud of Ethan as we are! 🙂

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 7:35 pm  

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Monster Jam

It’s been almost a month ago now, which tells you how busy we’ve been lately at the Humphries-Dolnick household.  But in February, we all went to Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena.  The kids always love it and we all come home smelling like complex hydrocarbons. 

The best part (for you) – I know you’ve all been dying to get some pictures of the kids since last December, so the pictures were HERE

Now, they’re gone!

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:20 pm  

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Primary Fever

John McCain tonight won Republican primaries in Vermont, Ohio, Texas, Venezuela, and Iran, clinching the Republican nomination for President.

As of now, Obama has locked Vermont.  Clinton has a commanding lead in Ohio, although none of the networks are calling Ohio for her yet because they’re all a bunch of wussies (the networks, not Ohioans).  For the Dems, Texas is too close to call.   It looks like it might be a split across the two big remaining states (Ohio and Texas) – my prediction is that Obama will take Texas and Clinton will take Ohio.  Doing the delegate math in my head, that’ll leave Obama with around 1300 and Clinton with around 1200, a difference of less than 5% between them with 65% of the delegates assigned.

It’s going to be a photo finish for the Dems, that’s for sure.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 8:16 pm  

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