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  • During the past year I've learned to find worms and bugs to munch on, and have dug up a few stories to tell to the other birdies in the cowbird neighborhood. My goal was to write a story a week and I found 75 stories to toss out of my nest, so I guess I'm an over achiever.

    I didn't know how I was going to pull that off, find that much to write about, or time to get it done. I timidly approached Cowbird and took a good look around to see what other birds were doing and thought, 'Wow, I don't know how to tell stories, I'm used to weaving a nest and I want to write about being in awareness, evolving consciousness and environmental issues.' I found tidbits and snippets here and there and painted them into a rambling story and found it much more relaxing than all those technical nest building techniques.

    I learned a great deal about building a proper 'nest' by reading the stories of others, although I haven't improved much, but it doesn't really matter, it turned into an enjoyable activity with some great feedback from other cowbirds. It's a great supporting community and I appreciate all of you.

    Now, if I could just learn to write some decent poetry……perhaps this year....

    Well, I'm off to have some chocolate birthday cake, decorated with rainbow gummy worms. Sorry, I don't have a picture of cake so you will have to be satisfied with an abstract watercolor portrait of Pink Baby Cowbird.

    Happy World Environment Day!!
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