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Parrots are cool. They are also one hell of a lot of work.

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A few things I’ve written for various Organizations and Foundations…

Things Are Different Now

Life happens. It is constantly changing and shifting. And if that weren't enough, for the most part we all have companion birds and other carbon-based life forms to look after. We all end up with bumps in the road. And... Continue Reading →

Dayna Robertson Crows About Her Chickens

It seems that more and more people are keeping chickens not just for the eggs but for the fun and companionship. I asked a friend who have them tell me a bit about her flock. Dayna Robertson keeps chickens and... Continue Reading →

SoCal Parrot: Making A Difference To Urban Wild Parrots

SoCal Parrot (SCP) is in their own words, “A Unique Urban Wild Parrot Rescue.” SoCal Parrot is the brainchild of Brooke Durham, who with her husband, Josh Bridwell founded SCP in 2011 after recognizing the need of the services SCP now... Continue Reading →

Food Expiration Dates Aren’t Telling You What You Think

So many people seem to be getting very concerned about the quality of food they buy in grocery stores, supermarkets, big box stores as well as farmers markets. Many people now want their food GMO-free, organic and essentially untouched by... Continue Reading →

Coloring: The New Meditation

Coloring books for adults have become all the rage in the last year or so. As it turns out, there are some benefits to it. According to some mental health experts, coloring gives us the ability  and the freedom to switch... Continue Reading →

Playing Fetch With Parker

Every morning I play "Fetch" with Parker. Sounds like a fun and interactive game, doesn't it? Well, don't let the name of the game deceive you because it's not what you think. This has everything to do with me getting... Continue Reading →

October Vegetables For Your Flock Coming Into Season

Feeding your companion bird what is fresh and in season is surely a way to please the feathered set. This is when the flavor and freshness of food is at its best. Autumn is the time where thoughts turn to... Continue Reading →

“Why Don’t You…”

Diana Vreeland was a legendary editor at Vogue Magazine for years. People thought she would never pass away and if she did, they'd just prop her up in the corner in the office somewhere and they would get divine inspiration from... Continue Reading →

Parrot Nation Returns

  Parrot Nation has been on hiatus for a while for various reasons. At first it was personal. Read the last few posts, especially Life Interrupted  and you'll get an eyeful of what happened in my life the last couple of... Continue Reading →

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