Mamaaa– didn’t mean to make you cry . . . Or give you gray hairs

Mum’s mom passed peacefully in the late night about a week ago. Mum is doing the Capitol Life 70 hours per week wuuurk thing. It hasn’t really sunk in with her. She just keeps humming Bohemian Rhapsody under her breath. Mum’s mum set a great example. An equestrienne, she was quiet but iron-willed and capable….

On Hospice

My mother is on hospice in a city distant from The Beltway. The Great Easter Blessing was time spent there with my mother. I ken I am a novitiate in The Order of Orphaned Adult Children. The initiation rites repeat themselves in various forms and manners across the world. i often cope by making slideshows….

Happy Easter!

Mom enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny! So did Mark! So did I! Grateful for this day

Help Ban Animal Abuse Posts on Instagram: Sign & Share Petition

These have been eventful weeks! As urgency on #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies diminished, I happily returned to my neglected Instagram bunny account. But the Instagram rabbit community was in the midst of further uproar: a man in Iran had created an Instagram account and posted videos and taunting photos of the torturing of defenseless rabbits to death. Despite…

#LasVegas #Rabbits Update

After sympathetic local coverage by local television news stations, Nevada Capitol Police opened an investigation into the deaths of abandoned “Dumpsite bunnies” at the Floyd Lamb facility on the state West Charleston Campus,which lies within Las Vegas city limits. While preliminary autopsy results indicated the application of blunt force trauma resulted in cracked ribs and…

Budgie Choir: #Mataharavi

Our budgie flock is now pre-occupied with the #birddominion movement on Twitter. For them, #birddominion includes breaking bunnies Harey Potter and Melville of habitually trying to steal their millet. So they enlisted in #birddominion. Then they formed Budgie Choir (open to all birds) as a front organization. Birds flocked to sign on! Subtle Ravi early…

Nonprofit startup. . .

Several months ago a group of about six friends I had made through our budgies’ Twitter account and I founded a hobby bird newsmagazine with a targeted audience of social media bird accounts. One thing led to another– we recently incorporated as a non-stock nonprofit. Our model from the beginning was “feminist” or “multicultural”– we…

On Grief

The past year educated me practically in grief; I still wonder at God’s allowing me (years ago) to minister to the grieving as a grief-naive hospital chaplain. The most salient lesson of the past year: for me, grief reduces functional capacities by about 20%. My subconscious hijacks a certain portion of my usual processing capacity,…

Twitter’s African Grey Otto (@keelingrob)

Whimsy, comic relief — we thank our lucky stars for ice-breaking, delight-waking humor. Especially on those dark days. Otto announced plans for #birddominion some weeks ago. The initial story was covered in detail at BirbObserver.blog/the-round-up (Feb 15 ed.). Our bird accounts on Twitter and Instagram are both @Budgiebouquet. Our flock of five has enlisted in…

#CrowdSourcing #Activism: #Bunniesmatterinvegastoo

Last night, it finally clicked: Instagram accounts involved in the post-poisoning evacuation of abandoned pet rabbits from Nevada state property were replicating the Facebook hashtag #bunniesmatterinvegastoo on belated Instagram posts. If those users tweet, however, they haven’t learned the Twitter hashtag #LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies (they don’t grace my Twitter radar). Activism in #bunniesmatterinvegastoo has had four apparent…

#LasVegasDumpsiteBunnies Update: Mid-Atlantic

The petition on chang.org opened, to my knowledge, in the wee hours yesterday morning. It had just over 550 signatures when I first saw it; this morning it has nearly 5,000. I have no idea what happened on the ground in #LasVegas yesterday, but where possible, I’ve shepherded the petition along. I am grateful to…