Parrots, the universe, and everything

Welcome to my blog.

Why is this post entitled “Parrots, the universe, and everything”?

I named it for Douglas Adams, the author of “The Hitch-hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy,” who I met in Santa Barbara, and a talk he gave there shortly before his untimely death in 2001. In this talk, he talks about his love of nature, his experiences with endangered animals and ecosystems, and his views on conservation.

I hoped it might fire your imagination, and you might ask me about saving the planet, to which I would respond — we don’t need to save “The Planet“. We need to save “US“!

Listen to the talk right to the end and you’ll understand why.

Unfortunately, my little grey cells no longer retain all my ideas and memories in a single linear stream of consciousness.

Stuff simply pops into my head about different times, places, and people — so I just write it all down in a way that makes sense to me.

Your mileage may vary.

I wanted to write about my life and talk about why I think some things are the way they are.

I also wanted to try and correct some errors I made along the way, or at least to say sorry.

But most of all, I wanted to leave behind something of interest about our family when I eventually succumb to one of the comorbidities that have been trying to kill me for the last few years.

Don’t know what “comorbidities” means? — Lucky you!

”He who dies with the most comorbidities, wins!”

~ Terence Milbourn

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