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Read my new book, The 10 Best Things You Can Do For Your Bird at Amazon or at many other fine distributors like Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more.

By public demand, and after a delay of an embarrassing number of years, I've finally put my notorious essay, Ender and Hitler: Sympathy for the Superman, free on the fabulous internets.

A bibliography of my published books and stories.

Here's a simple card-counting FAQ to get you up to speed on the basics. Here's the true story of the notorious DD' blackjack team, told for the first time on the fabulous internets. No other team went from a starting investor's bankroll of zero to winning millions of dollars.

A Sadean take on Asimov's classic Three Laws of Robotics can be found in Roger Williams' NOW REVIEWED ON SLASHDOT!!! The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. Adult readers only please -- explicit sex and violence. For updates on the "Dead Tree Project" and other topics, you may visit the official fan site, Passages in the Void..

My Bird Lists -- My Louisiana State Life List, My Yard List and, tah dah, My World Life List.

HEY! What happened to the Peachfront Conure Files? The world's only OFFICIAL Peachfront Conure site now features free peachfront conure coverage, including a magazine length Intro to Conures previously published in American Cage-Bird Magazine, now free on the web. I offer the best free Peachfront Conure information on the internet. If you have great Peachfront Conure info, stories, or photos to share, contact me so I can publicize your pet, your breeding success, your great photograph, etc. on my site. Thanks.

spring brrrrrr!

2003-03-30 - 12:42 p.m.

The rain is gone so it's sunny, windy, and cold, instead of wet, gray, and cold. Any time I watch for a few minutes, I am sure to see a migrating male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird stop by the feeders.

I tried to research Salvia Van Houttii, or Brazilian Sage, on the internet, but had little luck at first since I thought it was spelled "Van Hootie."

Quote of the Day: "Why is all this a surprise again? I know our hawks avoided serving in Vietnam, but didn't they, like, read about it?" -- Maureen Dowd, The New York Times, March 30, 2003.


One of the Chickadees keeps bringing food, such as caterpillars or chickadee suet, to the top of the nestbox, where he displays it for a moment while making the chickadee song. It's hilarious. He wants the world to know what a good provider he is before he feeds his mate.

The weather report claims that it will get down to 35 degrees tonight, but I'm not sure if I believe it. In any case, I'm making decent progress on getting the bird porch spring-cleaned.

Someone on the listserv remarked on hearing the spring song of the White-Throated Sparrow in the manner of someone noting a recurring sign of spring. It's funny the things you don't see, the things you don't hear, until you know they're out there.

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