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J. Patrick Lewis

Meet J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate

You never know whom you’ll meet when you are invited to a book fair in the Midwest. Last July, at the Norfolk, Nebraska Book Festival,  I had the great fortune to spend three days in the company of Pat Lewis—poet extraordinaire, former economics professor, brother, twin, father, grandfather, current Ohioan, philosopher, linguist, and generally nice

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Owl Pair

Our Pals, the Owls

If you live in a wooded area as I do, and you step outside on a clear summer evening, you’ll no doubt be treated to a chorus of owls telegraphing their desires and warnings from the treetops. As an avid daytime birdwatcher, I’ve long been fascinated with these nocturnal creatures to the extent that I’ve dragged

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