Poet laureate in our midst?

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I don’t know what, if any compensation Jeff Popick receives for his weekly column, but it isn’t enough.

Obviously, his knowledge of meteorology is extensive. And his vocabulary is amazing; I can’t recall the last time I read the words “heliocentric” and “felicitously” on the same page, for example.

But his prose is the main reason I look forward to the Tuesday edition. Even if I don’t always understand what he is telling us about the local weather conditions, I still greatly enjoy reading his column. Maybe it should be on the front page?

Ted Cox

Walla Walla

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