The Common Grackle

The Common Grackle wakes me up every morning since the Blue Jays were evicted from the eaves of my rented house. I really never had much of a problem with the Blue Jays except that they were so damn loud and shrill, their voices echoed inside my head but because of this I never needed…

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Beautiful sounds

Today is a rhythm day clapping, slapping, drumming, pounding "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa" Bang, bang, bang, bang bang, bang, bang, bang went the rattle. "Hey, hey, hey, hey, gey, gey, gey, gey, aye, eey, aye, bee aye, eee, yoooooo, eheeb" I looked at her, opened my eyes wide and she stopped singing She gave me…

Yeah, I did it anyway.

I said I wouldn't write about babies and their quirks, though this one makes me smirk. Faster, she moves upward Slower, her mother follows. I'm aging three fold as she ages each day. I remember each child again as if it were yesterday. Time does funny things to memory. 1996, 1999, 2001, 2013 Nineteen years…

wafting

On odor very pronounced followed by "Hi" she said. It meant, "Get this thing off me before I take it off myself and swing it around the room." There is a very small window of opportunity before she takes matters into her own little hands. Such initiative!