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


Bird Talk Magazine

“All You Have To Do Is Live”

"All you have to do is live." That's a quote by David Sedaris, one of my favorite authors. He was talking about being able to find material to write about. I happen to love his writing style and he inspires... Continue Reading →

A Little Blog Here, a Little Blog There…

I vaguely remember why I began this blog. I was going to go to the Cincinnati Zoo to work as a "Guest Keeper" and I was writing about working at a zoo for my book in progress called you-know-what. (Yes,... Continue Reading →

The Post Lady Sometimes Brings Gifts

Emma is my Postal Person who brings me the occasional letter, card, paycheck, BIRD TALK Magazine, and a plethora of junk mail. She also brings a pile of those local free papers. Because not everyone wants to read them, they... Continue Reading →

The Quiz Geek Of “Bird”

I just got a new gig, and I’m not minding it at all. It is, after all, writing in some form, and I learn all sorts of new things. Bird Talk has a website called “Bird Channel.” It's a big... Continue Reading →

Midwest Bird Expo: This One is a Keeper!

I just got an Email from Jason Crean, who I met at the Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture in Denver... in November. (I love the sound of that...) Jason has this really great product he loves: it's tea for your... Continue Reading →

A New Decade in the Works

Wouldn't this look good on my car? Ten years ago, when the Millennium rolled around, I didn't have birds. My life was entirely different really. I was still on my first of the four total vacuum cleaners I've had since... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Have Time For New Year’s Resolutions!

You might understand I have a lot going on. I fly about 25 hours of overtime a month. Obviously, I have parrots, (Which feels like another full time job. And if you're doing it right, it is.) and my dog... Continue Reading →

Parker vs Paper Plate

Parker knows how to play! I'm a lucky parrot person. Parker knows how to play with cheap stuff: like paper plates. In this footage, I caught about the last two minutes of about FORTY minutes of Parker messing around with... Continue Reading →

The Petco Festival in Naples: A Flappin’ Good time!

  I was invited by the Naples, Florida Petco to join in the festivities and participate in their First Annual Pet Festival. It was a Fundraiser for the "Petco Foundation." According to their website: "In February, 1999, the PETCO Foundation... Continue Reading →

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