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Midwest Bird Expo 2013: A Success Story

Billy, Jason Crean's Aracari. I attended the 2013 Midwest Bird Expo this past weekend. I was lucky enough to be a speaker and did my presentation, "The Chop Revolution."  Su Gould, who is an absolute whiz with graphics, designed this... Continue Reading →

Your Task for Next Weekend? Go to the TASC Expo!

Su Gould's nod to the Midwest Bird Expo! And here we go yet again! I love this event because it's not far from where I grew up. And I run into some really wonderful people. Irena Schulz, Su Gould, Paula... Continue Reading →

A Favor and a Vote For Small Business

Rebecca needs to do a little upgrading! I'm not normally one to run around for this cause and that cause on Facebook. From what I have read, signing some bizarre petition to save the hissing cockroach doesn't do much.  But... Continue Reading →

Time…and Beans

You might remember the story I recalled about working part-time as a manure wrangler at a garden center in New York between flights to Europe. I did whatever was necessary including watering plants, working the cash register and sweeping. However,... Continue Reading →

Losing Liz

We've lost Liz Wilson. I found out when I landed last night on a flight from Antigua. From what I understand, Liz passed away Saturday afternoon of complications from emphysema. I am upset about it. I cut my teeth on... Continue Reading →

We Are Third

Lita I love volunteering at Best Friends Animal Society.  It is an amazing place with incredible people. I worked hard while I was there. I washed windows, cleaned baseboards, scrubbed floors and bathrooms. I left it cleaner and better than... Continue Reading →

Snowprah

Graphic Artist Su Gould created this Snowball cartoon and I simply had to post it here. How often does one become associated with Snowball and Oprah in a cartoon due to a snarky, potty-mouth quote? Well, once as far as I... Continue Reading →

Speaking to the Future: Part II

A while back, I asked some of my friends a question: "If they could speak to the aviculturists of the future, what piece of advice would they give them?" I got some interesting answers which I published here: Speaking to... Continue Reading →

Guest Blogger: Phoebe Greene Linden Comments on “No Fly Zone”

Photo courtesy of Janet Holt Hilton When I was writing the post here at the blog titled, "The No Fly Zone," I did a little fact checking. I got in touch with Phoebe Greene Linden who was quoted in the... Continue Reading →

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