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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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August 12: Picture of the Day

August 12, 2010 at 09:55 PM

Call me crazy, but I’m starting to get attached to spiders.

The other day I was admonishing my wife to keep the screen door in the back closed so she wouldn’t mess up Charlotte’s web. When Charlotte did not appear the next evening, I feared the worst. Now she is perched above the door and another smaller spider has moved in to her old turf.

But my latest bout of arachnid appreciation came this evening, while walking out of the Journal Star in the dark. As the doors closed behind me, I realized the camera was empty. And it was 8:40 p.m.

Never fear. Where there are spiders, there are pictures.

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