She Kept A Parrot

Portrait Of Rita   I received a small letter in my mailbox today.  The envelope was covered with stamps.  Wonderful stamps depicting the Queen Mother and a butterfly and ladybugs.  The...

Fledgling

A few of the most treasured people in our lives come to us through fits and starts over a very long time. We hardly notice.  Until one day. That’s the way...

Heron

People of my age travel on cruise ships sipping hard liquor heading somewhere.  Exciting strangers with tales to tell.  They visit places they’re too old to explore. They have grand adventures....

Doppelgänger

As he always does, Shimon started something in my head.  He’s bad that way. What Shimon said was:  “Pity the poor parrot that cannot fly… hope that the advantages of living...

Salt Lake City Sea-Gull Today, I really did make a start.  And what a start it was.  I went looking for the last person to visit my blog.  I found him...

Yes, Michael, Rita is real.  She lives with me and my three dogs and Che, the chinchilla.  She’s been with me for ten years or so.  I swear she is not...

Until I acquired a parrot of my own, I was always a little intimidated by the pointed upper mandible, especially in the larger species.  I had no idea that the tip...