Backyard Birds, humor, Outdoors

If Brown Headed Cowbirds Could Drive

As an avid birder and a member of the Backyard Birdwatcher Facebook Group, a heated discussion regarding cowbirds arose. (By heated I mean an increase in the amount of exclamation marks employed when conveying opinions in comments. That’s about as heated as we mild-mannered backyard birders get.) Brown headed cowbirds rank high on the nuisance… Continue reading If Brown Headed Cowbirds Could Drive

Family, humor, Squeaks Says, Writing

Rescue Cockatiel Blogger At It Again: No Fair Song!

Squeaks, my rescue cockatiel, is at it again! Once again, Squeaky Pie, managed to post on my website. This time he's protesting a Christmas song (or Christymas song in cockatiel talk). I've decided not only to let his post stand, but to give Mr. Squeaks his own page on my author website. Check out his… Continue reading Rescue Cockatiel Blogger At It Again: No Fair Song!

Cooking, Everyday Epiphany, humor

Not As Easy As Pie: Learning About Turnovers

I baked my first and last cherry turnovers! These rude pastries refused to suck it up and politely bake. Give me well behaved cookies or a disciplined pie anytime! The mushy fruit yielded an unpleasant texture. Perhaps the turnovers thought their lineage entitled them to special treatment. Ancestors of my dessert, pasties, appeared in “The… Continue reading Not As Easy As Pie: Learning About Turnovers

humor, Writing

Uninvited Guest Blogger: Squeaky Pie

Several suspicious messages arrived in my “A Few Choice Words by Anita” email box commenting upon my recent post. Readers claimed my last post “creative” and had an “interesting slant” and “unique”! I puzzled over the complimentary comments, increased likes, and new readership. Although I appreciated the fanfare, I wondered about the delayed response. I… Continue reading Uninvited Guest Blogger: Squeaky Pie