TheRoundUp, July 15, 2018: Summer Swelter

Originally posted on PhenixRisingiii:
This month TheRoundUp looks at free flight, indoor and outdoor.Β  Meet a number of people on social media and learn about some of the resources available there. For instance. Straus Mikalsky’s experiences with free flight led him to seek professional instruction from Chris Biro (above) at Liberty Wings. As an adult,…

Gen(i)us: First Three Days in the Life of a Pigeon

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Thanks to Ayoub Hadidi (FB), administrator of Bird Squad group, for this intimate portrait of the hatching of a pigeon chick and its first three days of development. ? The pigeons live just outside Ayoub’s house and are comfortable with his handling.Β  As usual wild pigeons, they fly out and about…

Hawaii’s ‘Io & Kilauea Volcano’s Eruption

Originally posted on PhenixRisingiii:
By Mark LaBarre Volcano eruptions damage the surrounding environment in many ways. Mount Kilauea’s recent activity has placed the endangered Hawaiian hawk, called ‘Io, in great jeopardy, yet, like all flighted birds, the ‘Io has certain survival advantages over other animals. Volcanologist Mark LaBarre, a native of Hawaii, provides a comprehensive…

Independence Day

The midnight hour approaches– another anniversary of an obscure birth. My fiance made a fantastic spread of coconut chicken curry, rice and Hawaiian haupaii for lunch for me and my coworkers today. In the year I lost my mother, this warmed my heart immensely. I could not have been more grateful to enjoy a lunch…

Tuesday eventide

Straining the eyes ten hours per day, seven days per week for weeks against the flat of a computer screen does dull the mind. Especially when opportunity for conversation is minimal. The hour’s commute each way lets me bathe in the salve of others’ blogs. They do refresh me! Thank you, my friends! Once through…

Switch & Cut Bait

There’s a time when you switch and cut bait. For some, that time is not infrequently earlier than they in fact do so. Incivility leaves a bad taste in the mouth. What fool remains in an abusive and libelous forum? Stunningly, none appreciated the gracious omission of reference to perfidy, villainy and general inhumanity. No…

2Β’ on Collaboratives & Gravy Trains

It is rare for Collaboratives to succeed due to enduring and ever-present free-rider inefficiencies. For creative professionals, collaboratives more often than not provide an optimum synergistic environment; for groundbreaking onslaughts demanding apprenticed sprit (and just dumb luck) insight alongwith conceivable failures of appreciation A while ago I tried paddling in untested stream, in untested weather….

Needing to gargle!

Sometime ago we switched to non-alcoholic, all-green mouthwash. It works okay eventually, but you need to swish it around longer than one that contains alcohol. Something leaves a very bad taste in my mouth today. It’s not unusual to harbor negative feelings about former supposed colleagues who progressed to stabbing you in the back. The…

When you just want to scream

As a self-respecting professional, one does expect to confront some carelessness, some negligence and even some incompetence. One walks over it, keeping the eye on the prize. But some days, feathers get ruffled. Feathers are more likely ruffled when someone fails to step up and take responsibility. I babied the so-called collaborative of BirBObserver. I…