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Birds on a wire

Or close enough… Saw this guys this week when we were visiting the Museum of Natural History. They stayed still just long enough for me to get their picture.

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The Bird House

The Bird House at the National Zoo is at the end of the path, past the pandas, whose love lives are the subject of WAY too much scrutiny, and past the elephants, who just got some new, flashy digs. These … Continue reading

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It’s a Book!

Peeps look a lot like canaries, I figure, so what better way to celebrate my book birthday? 

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Drawing

When I got my first book contract, practically the first question that my friend Tom asked me was: “What are you going to draw?” “Draw?” I said dumbly. “When you sign your books,” Tom said. “What are you going to … Continue reading

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Whipple Company Store

One of the best places I visited when I was working on Canary in the Coal Mine was Whipple Company Store. Located in Scarbro, W.Va., Whipple is owned and operated by Joy Lynn, her husband, Chuck, and their kids. Joy … Continue reading

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