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Age of Discovery

Just like it is with humans, toddler-hood is an age of discovery for birds.
This morning, a young Mockingbird ventured forth without Mom and Dad’s presence (and I think without their permission!) and landed on the Bark Butter Branch. 124 more words


Tango Concertante

I have been painting today while listening to Cho-Liang Lin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing Lalo Schifrin’s Tango Concertante, a piece that I only know because I chanced to hear a live performance of it by Cho-Liang Lin and the Apollo Orchestra in Bethesda, Maryland a couple years ago.  208 more words


Morning Songs

This morning
two mockingbirds
in the green field
were spinning and tossing

the white ribbons
of their songs
into the air.
I had nothing

better to do… 10 more words


The opposite of complaining

15 April, 2018        The opposite of complaining

“I’m not complaining

Just the opposite, my friend”Paul Simon, The Werewolf, 2016

Evelyn and I got up at 5:00 Friday morning, her for an early train and me for work. 1,151 more words


April 9th, 2018

April 9th

7:30 a

slept in. and then I remembered. yesterday was Draw A Bird Day and the 1st day in years that I didn’t. it’s crazy since I saw these two at the end of our street on the way to breakfast and committed them to memory. 87 more words

IFJM 2018


Kill the mockingbird, or maim, or drown it. These are the thoughts that do not bother me at three in morning.  Love for mankind? Yes.  Love for songbirds.  211 more words

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