The Rescue Owl
In April I rescued a Great Horned Owlet that had fallen out of a nest that was in the Palm Tree in our front yard (see Great Horned Owlets in April.) We took the bird to the ‘Wild at Heart’ Bird rescue center in Cave Creek Arizona.
In early June the Director of Wild at Heart sent us an update about our owlet.
‘Our’ owl is one of the ones in this group photo. The birds will continue their stay at the Center throughout the summer. They will finish their live food training sessions and in late summer and throughout the fall they will be released into a suitable habitat.
So, do you think my owlet is the ‘tall’ curious one in the back row… or maybe the shy one huddled up against the owl next to it? For creatures that look so much alike, they do seem to have distinct personalities!
Social Media – the Information Gatekeepers
Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.
— Alexis Ohanian –
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson –
We call the Amazon Drivers ‘Andy’. They visit us quite frequently. The Car Guy has found that he can buy a lot of stuff for his work shop from Amazon. Their warehouse isn’t far from our place and they have items that the hardware stores have not had for some time now.
As quickly as Andy delivers things, other stuff is exiting our house. We are in the ‘never ending’ downsizing mode. We are at that age where it is highly unlikely we will ever use many of the things that we often used 20 or 30 years ago! When I saw the following idea, I thought it sounded like a good one:
What Happens in the Bedroom…
Do You Remember When?
Are you old enough to remember the Indian Head Test Pattern that was shown on your TV screen just after the channel had signed off for the day?
The test pattern was used to tune the brightness and contrast settings, either by broadcast engineers to make sure broadcasts were being sent correctly; or by TV owners or repair shop technicians to correct the image.
To Sum Things Up
The upside of Facebook, besides knowing what things your friends and family are doing that they don’t otherwise tell you about, are tidbits like this one (I couldn’t find the original source, which might have been clearer):
If you are of a certain age you will remember Jim Croce’s song, ‘Operator’:
Operator, oh, could you help me place this call?
See, the number on the matchbook is old and faded.
The hypothetical comments that might come from young people today – what is an ‘operator’ or a ‘matchbook’ – could explain why that person would think the song makes no sense!
That’s okay. The few times I’ve listened to the words of some new song, I didn’t understand all the references either!