Monthly Archives: September 2008

Parrot No More!

Parrots are marvelous mimickers. This Blue Macaw named Duke echoed my Aloha with his own Aloha right back at me.When I bobbed my head up and down, Duke did the same.The little crowd of humans around Duke’s perch squealed its … Continue reading

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The Ordinary is the Extraordinary

One of the most powerful moments in American literature occurs in Thornton Wilder’s play, Our Town. Emily, a main character, has died in childbirth and gone to Heaven. The Stage Manager, a narrator and commentator, asks Emily to identify a … Continue reading

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