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Things Are Different Now

Life happens. It is constantly changing and shifting. And if that weren't enough, for the most part we all have companion birds and other carbon-based life forms to look after. We all end up with bumps in the road. And... Continue Reading →

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Coloring: The New Meditation

Coloring books for adults have become all the rage in the last year or so. As it turns out, there are some benefits to it. According to some mental health experts, coloring gives us the ability  and the freedom to switch... Continue Reading →

Commitment

What does it take? What do you have to do to be a committed parrot owner? Well, sometimes it takes a hell of a lot more than you ever planned. And then you sort of get sucked into the "lifestyle."... Continue Reading →

Avian Politics

Oh dear. Here we go. I don't know if it's a full moon or the fact the yesterday was the summer solstice, but it sure as hell felt like the longest day of the year to me. I may not... Continue Reading →

A Semi-Point of View

Let me clarify a few things about what this blog is and what it isn't. I am a writer. And a researcher. And a volunteer. And a Fundraiser. I'm also a few other things such as a Flight Attendant, a... 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 →

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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