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Midwest Bird Expo

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 →

Chasing My Tail and Getting Somewhere

Ack! While things are tending to head south in the altitude area of my life, things have picked up speed in the bird world. I kind of suspected they might this year, but this flying jazz is getting in the... Continue Reading →

“Photo-toon” for a Sunday

My friend Linnea and Lynne were kind enough to come to the Midwest Bird Expo and help me do a presentation on Chop last April. Out of all of the photos that were taken, this is one of my favorites.... Continue Reading →

Win; Place; Show

Last April at the Midwest Bird Expo in the Chicago area, I was asked to give a presentation on "Chop." I got some friends together to help me. "The Chopettes," as they called themselves, made an enormous batch of Chop... Continue Reading →

Parrot Nation: Greatest Hits of 2011 As Johnson & Johnson titled their Corporate report for 1982 in the wake of the Tylenol tampering, 2011 was for me, "An Eventful Year." January was a chilly month here in Florida and an active one for me as... Continue Reading →

Stuff Bird People Like: Bird Events

I really enjoy going to bird-related events. Every time I go to an event, I try and get a look at what people are buying, what they’re wearing and what seems to interest them. Being an old hand at the Houston... 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 →


I’m still trying to figure out my schedule or the coming year. I know I have to go to Chicago in April for the Midwest Bird Expo. I’m giving a demo on how to make “Chop” with a little help.... Continue Reading →

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