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Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Blog

It's been a long road... Today marks the beginning of 6 years of fairly consistent blogging at "Parrot Nation." I completed five years of blogging here yesterday, registering at WordPress. They sent me a notice and a short thank you... Continue Reading →

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“In Your Flock” Takes Wing

  Petri the sun conure selected Sandy Lender 13 years ago when he was hatched in Kansas City, Kan. Now the two live in Southwest Florida.  Sandy Lender had an idea. She wanted to start a magazine. That's all well and... Continue Reading →

Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max

While there are millions of people who care for birds worldwide, the bird world is actually a fairly small community in the United States. And with the magnification and amplification abilities of the internet, the proliferation of social media, and... Continue Reading →

“Tattoo You” With a Cockatoo?

Photo courtesy of Ginger Snap It's my first day of vacation and I spent it happily working on an article for BIRD TALK and rather unhappily, but vigorously washing the floor. I came up with this cool idea for writing... Continue Reading →

This Writer Needs to Write

See? I have the official "Writer's Shirt" and everything! Being a writer is not all skittles and beer. And not all of it involves sitting under an oak tree with a lovely Moleskine Journal and a fountain pen waxing poetic... Continue Reading →

Sweating Up a Haz Mat Suit

I went to interview Oscar again. It’s always a pleasure to go visit Oscar, but it’s a real pain in the keester having to do what I have to do after I visit her. Oscar is a lovely little cockatoo... Continue Reading →

Writing My Tail Off

I’ve been writing a lot. Which is good, I suppose. From everything I’ve read, the more you write, the better you get. And it helps keeps me sharp, keeps me searching for the next big idea, the next adventure, the... Continue Reading →

My Blog, Their Blog

Mimi and Me My blog is a little loopier than most other bird blogs. I love to read other people’s blogs about parrots because I like to see what they’ve found to write about. Most are solid and well written... Continue Reading →

Short Cuts (A series of short subjects on my mind.)

It’s not that I’m easily distracted. I’m not. Rather, I have I tendency to hyper-focus. If I’m writing and someone says something to me, I’ll hear their voice but not what they’ve just said. I have to stop, pull my... Continue Reading →

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