Make Way for Goslings (on Capital Boulevard)

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You are lucky, little geese—

traffic is light this morning,

and I am behind the wheel.

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I went to a writing conference Saturday (Triangle Area Freelancers’ Write Now! conference—they did a great job). As I drove there around 8am on a state highway in an urban area, I had to brake suddenly for a family of geese padding into my lane. I quickly glanced in the rear-view mirror and was relieved there were no cars immediately behind me. To the best of my knowledge, the family made it safely across the road. Whew.

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Make Way for Ducklings!

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Once I came across

a village with a duck pond—

guess who was the boss?

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I heard this phrase on NPR yesterday “a village with a duck pond” and I just had to do something with it. Reminded me of the book by Robert McCloskey—a classic.

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