Hi. I live in Arizona; born in STL, MO.
I’ve had this domain birdsmakegoodneighbors.com since 2006, give or take. The name is from the band, The Rosebuds, with an album titled the same. Years ago, when I got married in Knoxville, a friend gave me a bird feeder for a wedding present. The album came out in 2005 and I was married in 2006. After my wedding, I placed the feeder up and a glorious mix of birds showed up, which I had never paid attention to before. I had been listening to the album at the same time, which I obviously adored. Combining a compassion for the birds in my backyard and the music, I decided to name my website such.
I’m divorced now. It was a long time ago, but this is the history of the website name. I used to know HTML and site design, but that hobby left my brain many years ago. My layout will be a starter layout, pretty basic – because I don’t have a lot of patience for that kind of stuff.
Weird fact about me: I don’t step on or kill bugs. I release them and set them free. Don’t ask me why, my brother is the same way. Maybe because we grew up on a farm and lived outdoors and we appreciated all animals great and small. I love nature, being outdoors, trees, kayaking, hiking – anything that involves being outside. I bring this to your attention because majority of my posts may consist of such things. I will probably also post about recipes, my animals, music, my artwork… a few of my other favorite things.
I’m not a writer, but I talk a lot. I think a lot. I’m really private, but I’m not. The main goal I am finally putting together this website is for my dad. I love my dad so much. We just went on a road trip from Arizona to Missouri. He and I would take road trips several times as I was growing up. I loved them. This website starts with my journey, with my dad, from Arizona to Missouri (06/2018) and back. Originally I was going to research random places I wanted to go and call it “My imaginary trip around the world”. After I post about my real trip (which will take several posts), we will see where the road takes me – real or imaginary.
For my dad. You have taught me so many things and I love you.