Sam Crowe on December 29th, 2013

It happens that when you write a non-fiction book, relevant facts come to your attention too late to include them in the manuscript. Well after A Feathered River Across the Sky was at the printer,  I realized I had made an error that I want to correct before the paperback version comes out (the need […]

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Sam Crowe on December 29th, 2013

In the course of my passenger pigeon work I have become a big fan of Lewis Cross. He is an obscure painter whose work is best known in Michigan, where he lived and died. From the perspective of art historians, he is a naive painter with some talent but probably not outstanding. But in the […]

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Sam Crowe on December 29th, 2013

I rarely bird Jackson Park on Chicago’s south side in the fall (this day was November 3) but I was headed to a destination near by and was running quite early. I parked on the east side and crossed the bridge to Wooded Isle when I encountered my longtime friend Paul Clyne, who has made […]

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Sam Crowe on December 27th, 2013

JANUARY Jan 7: Book release and appearance on Diane Rehm’s radio show, 11 am (CT). Jan 23: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, 5:30 PM: Reception, short talk, and introduction of last wild passenger pigeon for which there is an extant specimen. Jan 29: Wagner Museum, Philadelphia (Echoes), 6:00 PM. (Echoes) Jan 30: John James Audubon […]

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