New book by Julie Zickefoose offers up close and personal look into wild bird nests in her backyard


Julie Zickefoose has boldly gone where no one has gone before—into 17 different wild bird nests—16 of which are located on the 80-acre wildlife sanctuary where she lives in Appalachian Ohio—to observe and record the inhabitants daily development from birth to maturity.

With new memoir, Phil Collins declares he's 'Not Dead Yet'

As a solo artist, his reign on the charts was unrivaled, loaded with anthems — “In the Air Tonight,” “Against All Odds,” “Another Day in Paradise,” “Sussudio” — that still pop up in elevators, grocery stores and at wedding...

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The history of the purple finch

I recently did a double-take glancing at my fly-through feeder. Mixed in with the usual visitors was what appeared to be a house finch, but upon closer examination, it turned out to be the less common purple finch. It was a pleasant surprise that...

Rick's List - Hallmark Holiday Movies II Edition

Scribe updates a 2015 column for modern times

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