Parrot Nation

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


Cincinnati Zoo

A Blues Traveler Kind of Journey

Great Opportunities: Sometimes you get invited to the party... This blog has been kicking around for almost five years. Some of it is my thoughts and opinions. Some of it is essays, some is about the Chop Concept, and some... Continue Reading →

If It Bleeds…It Leads.

Obviously, "Holly Hobbie" doesn't sell around here... Why does negativity sell? And why does it, and all of the controversy following it get everyone's attention? I have published so many happy and wonderful stories on here. Great stuff about good... Continue Reading →

There’s Usually a Reason

Occasionally, I get mired in something. And for the life of me I can't understand why. I'm a fairly sensible person. I know it sometimes doesn't appear to be that way, but I am thrifty, responsible and I don't hesitate... Continue Reading →

“Photo-toon” For a Cold Sunday Afternoon

Yet another Photo-toon to lighten your day:

Life With Parrots: Your Own Reality Show?

If you look at reality shows these days, it's enough to make you scream. The "Housewives" franchise, "Big Brother," which I've never seen, "The Rachel Zoe Project," which I saw five minutes of, "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Fear Factor," are... Continue Reading →

Sharing a Laugh With Buddy the Penguin

Buddy is a very cool penguin I got to know when I was working at the Cincinnati Zoo as a Guest Keeper. Buddy has a great sense of humor:

The Summit

I have an idea. I would love to call an Avian Summit. This would be where all of the experts in the industry would be called together to have a meeting. At a round table. And the people there would... Continue Reading →

Catching Flak Over a 14-inch Bird

The amount of crap I went through when that Cookie video went viral was enough to make anyone heave. It was just a rough time. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I now understand why Britney Spears... Continue Reading →

Going Viral With Cookie, the Little Penguin

A little over a year ago I posted a video of Cookie, the little penguin from the Cincinnati Zoo on Youtube and then linked the video to this blog. And there it sat, garnering a few hits along the way,... Continue Reading →

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