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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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A Web log by Jeff Lampe of the Journal Star

Vacation was sweet

April 11, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Forty-eight hours.

I spent a whole 48 hours away from the computer last week during a week of vacation. And while I did feel some withdrawal pains for those two days, the experience was probably just what my brain needed.

But after spending vacation time with the kids, a return to work and to the computer is also just what I need. I love my little 15-month-old son, but I’m not eager to travel with him again anytime soon.

Anyway, my vacation is why there have been so many fewer posts on PSO of late. It’s also why phone calls and e-mails have gone unreturned. I had to shut down a little bit. Now I’m back and eyeballing a stack of e-mails that makes me cringe.

Oh well. It was nice to get away from the computer for a few hours.


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