Character Essays

From the Morning Conversation

The author has invited his venerable porcine friend Abselard to share a few editorials gleaned from his early morning discussion with friends Swinston, Babeth, Quenelope. For this quartet invariably gathers each and every morning just after dawn to gnash over (always with the utmost respect, of course) news and gossip gathered from their secretive sources about The Farm. Here, however, they have been asked to write about specific subjects, and to provide a little insight regarding the world of The Farm and beyond. Click on any of the links under "Essays" to read on. We do hope you enjoy this new addition!

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The Morning Conversation

R. S. Markel has invited Mr. Abselard, a dear porcine friend, confidant and resident of The Farm, to share a few thoughts on a wide smattering of topics gleaned from the pig's venerable tradition of the morning conversation. We do hope you enjoy this new addition.
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Follow your dreams! Author, illustrator, scientist, engineer and generally curious character R. S. Markel is available to present The Wisdom of Ducklings at your next event or engagement.
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