Richard Peake (1935- )
Mr. Peake says he believes he is not that funny. A retired professor of English, he is a member of Gulf Coast Poets and the Poetry Society of Texas. He has been a birder (i.e., birdwatcher) since age 13 and, he says, "A lot of people find that funny." Also, he has wowed school kids and adults by imitating bird calls. He has been married twice -- to the same woman. "Some people find that funny,'' he says, "others think it crazy."