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There's the mammal way and there's the bird way...

You may enjoy my interview with nature writer Jennifer Ackerman, author of The Bird Way.

https://jackshalom.net/2020/08/25/the-bird-way/
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Thank kindly Jack.

Coincidentally, I was just listening to a bird story. It’s about 20 mins in to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q7m7D73......index=25

It seemed ironic to me that the old bird lady would end up in a cage
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Thanks, tommy. Is your link correct? The linked video is only 3:30 minutes long.
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Sorry no; the full interview is here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-XfADIxKRQ
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Hmmm...
and when they called me "bird-brain",
I always thought they were being....deroga----- . 🤔

🙃

Well,..before we slip out of 'the Charles Bukowski week',
I thought it would be cool the slide this,...in here.
...when man meet bird...

The Bluebird. (c.b.)

there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out,
but I'm too tough for him.
I say, stay in there,
I'm not going
to let anybody see
you.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out,
but I pour whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke.
and the wh*r*s and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
he's
in there.
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out.
but I'm too tough for him,
I say,
stay down, do you want to mess
me up?
you want to screw up the
works?
you want to blow my book sales in
Europe?
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out,
but I'm too clever,
I only let him out
at night sometimes,
when everybody's asleep.
I say, I know that you're there,
so don't be
sad.

then I put him back,
but he's singing a little
in there,
I haven't quite let him
die
and we sleep together like
that
with our
secret pact
and it's nice enough to
make a man
weep,
but I don't weep,
do you?


p.s.: Landmark, great interview!
We really enjoy it.
Thanks.
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Thanks, gallagher. I really enjoyed that Bukowski poem.

BTW, I've been in contact with a woman who was the PR person on the film, Barfly, a dramatization of one of Bukowski's novels, starring Mickey Rourke as the Bukowski-like character. She spent quite a bit of time with B. during the making of the movie. And what she said to me was that what a lot of people don't get about Bukowski was that he was a very funny guy, with an enormous sense of humor.

And with regard to Jennifer Ackerman, she was a wonderful person to talk to, the kind with whom you'd like to spend a whole day conversing.
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