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


Houston Parrot Festival

A Confederacy of Parrot Aficionados

For the most part, The Houston Parrot Festival 2012 was a smaller, quieter and more subdued event than in past years. I think it's primarily for two reasons: 1.) The economy blows. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it's getting better, but it... Continue Reading →

Can It Get Any Stickier?

As you can see, I've been a little busy. I do this every year, busily chasing feathers around my living room, gluing my fingers together and hoping to produce a few items for the Houston Parrot Festival. This scarf, made... Continue Reading →

Flying Feathers And Gluey Digits

A decorative pillow I made for last year's live auction. I have feathers floating through the air of my home, my living room looks like the day after Black Friday at Filene's Basement and my neck has a cramp in... Continue Reading →

Festivus…For the Rest of Us

I’m always up for a good party. I’m always up for learning something new. And if you know me I’m always up for seeing friends. The Houston Parrot Festival pretty much provides all of these. If you haven’t hit the... Continue Reading →

I’m Going, I’m Not Going, I’m Going, I’m Not Going…

Good God. First, I decide I’m not going to the Houston Parrot Festival. I can’t take the time off of work. I need to save money for a new computer and the second generation iPad that everyone said is going... Continue Reading →

I Left My Heart in a Vat of Superglue

This is a feather pillow. What's different about this from your usual feather pillows is that this pillow has feathers on the outside. I made this pillow from donated molted feathers from my Bird Friends all over the country and... Continue Reading →

My “Rock Star Moment” Meltdown

(Well, I thought it was a great shot...) The Houston Parrot Festival: What an amazing Festival! A great speaker line up, combined with an incredible array of products from some cutting edge vendors offering the best products made this year’s... Continue Reading →

Putting the “Fun” in Dysfunctional!

I am many things, but “Parrot Expert” I’m not. I’m a Flight Attendant, a Writer, a human companion to two parrots and foster family to another. I write, I fly, I clean up parrot crap and rake up toy pieces... Continue Reading →

“A Toy Story”: The Story Behind “Ring Around the Rainbow”

One day as I idly sat and watched Parker industriously chewing on the shoelace aglet of my sneaker, I thought, "You know, somebody ought to make a toy with a pant load of shoelaces on it!"  And as I thought... Continue Reading →

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