By @elvisbird (IG)/ @elvisbird _dean Parrots are colorful, beautiful, and entertaining. Those qualities create a desire in many people to have their own bird. Like those people, I admired parrots, but I never thought much about owning one until one day, my grandson Carson brought home a beautiful cockatiel. He named him Hamilton. Immediately, I […]
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During the Civil War years the concept of breeding horses specifically for the United States Cavalry began to develop as the necessity became evident after an estimated 1.5 million horses died in the conflict, including wild horses. After the Civil War westward migrations sparked the Plains Indian Wars. Native tribes that engaged these conflicts rode […]
I don’t look like your typical country music superfan. I am ethnically Chinese, grew up in liberal San Francisco, and hadn’t been south of the Mason-Dixie line until I was 16. But as Dolly Parton will tell you, looks are deceiving. Some of my fondest childhood memories include singing along to Shania Twain’s, “Man, I…
Five hundred years ago, on Oct. 31, 1517, the small-town monk Martin Luther marched up to the castle church in Wittenberg and nailed his 95 Theses to the door, thus lighting the flame of the Reformation — the split between the Catholic and Protestant churches. Luther’s act is taught as one of the cornerstones of…
We’d like to congratulate all contestants for their spooky, cute, and scary costumes, thank you for making our inaugural Halloween costume contest such a success! Okay, here we go, the votes have been tabulated, and the winners are…. GRAND PRIZE WIINER of a feature story on BirbObserver goes to @franksandbeans.macaws (Instagram) SECOND PRIZE goes to…@owa_bob […]