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I remember my wonderful father William Harris with great fondness today. I'm also pleased to honor the memory of Gordon Inskeep with a reflection from his daughter Ann. 

Of course, little ones make this holiday so much fun and I'm happy to include photos and sentiments from Peter, Lucy and Brigette, along with a clever piece of Father's Day art from my friend Julie.

On this Fine Day!



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Father's Day is just around the corner! Handcrafted gifts are always a hit, and often the ones that mean the most. My father was always so enthusiastic when I gave him a special poem or song I had written just for him, played him a new piece on the piano, made him his favorite chocolate cake or presented him with gift certificates for free shoe shines and car washes. Open up your child's imagin...
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My children's book, Ducks in a Row, has themes that encourage children to accept and respect others for their differences and to be confident as they express themselves in the world. It's gratifying to see the story of the #MacQuackens used as a resource in school anti-bullying programs. I'm heartened by the comments I've received from educators, who use the book to teach character development....
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I hope your Memorial Day weekend was filled with family, friends, food, fun and frolic!

I had a wonderful vacation with my long-time friends Ann and Thom Serafin. Mary Kay and Jimie Wheeler rounded out the fab five for a fun-filled weekend at the Michigan shore.

On last Friday's Facebook post, I gave a shout out to #ThomSerafin as a grill meister extraordinaire, a guy who really has his #ducksi...
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Greetings and Happy Springtime from #luckyduckbooks! My homepage illustration for April and May represents the old adage: April showers bring May flowers.

I'm always curious to find out the origin of popular sayings.I was surprised to learn that this one goes all the way back to the 16th Century. The rhyme is an excerpt from 500 Points of Good Husbandry by English poet and gentleman farmer Th...
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