What’s Been Going On?

So many things to tell you but for now I won’t overwhelm you.

So many things will be changing for me in the near future.

Soon to be living alone. I don’t think I’ve ever lived alone. Might be refreshing. Then again Harley will be there to keep me company.

May be changing jobs soon. Which could be a relief because the Justice Dept may be investigating the owners of the apartment community I work at.

So a major change in life and lifestyle is coming. I wish I could see into the future to see if it all works out for the best.

On top of this my niece’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident. He leaves behind her and 5 young kids. Then my oldest sister has a grim diagnosis with her brain cancer.

How much more can you take before you pop?

Then again you focus on the positive and keep moving forward.


Hope everyone is happy and safe.

Talk to you very soon.
Jim & Harley

Cussin’ macaw helped break school abduction case


The only good reason to teach your bird to cuss?

Originally posted on KSN-TV:

Christina Regusters - (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

Christina Regusters – (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia detective has testified about a foul-mouthed bird that helped lead police to the woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old from school.

The girl said she heard a talking bird during the 19 hours she spent blindfolded in a house where she was sexually assaulted.

She also glimpsed the back of the west Philadelphia house before she was abandoned at a park.

Detective Daniel O’Malley testified Friday that he focused on the bird as he worked the case in January 2013.

He said a tip led him to the house where 19-year-old Christina Regusters lived with a loud macaw who cussed out investigators.

Regusters knew the girl from an after-school program where she worked.

Her lawyer has argued that police have the wrong suspect. Regusters’ trial resumes next week.

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Green-winged macaw, Ara chloropterus


The green-winged macaw is so beautiful

Originally posted on Planet 592:

ara_chloroptera_-upper_body-4 tom woodward
The green-winged macaw (Ara chloropterus), also known as the red-and-green macaw, is a large mostly-red macaw of the Ara genus.

This is the largest of the Ara genus, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its numbers due to habitat loss and illegal capture for the parrot trade.


The green-winged macaw can be readily identified from the scarlet macaw as whilst the breast of both birds is bright red, the upper-wing covert feathers of the green-winged macaw are mostly green but can occasionally sport a few yellow feathers above the band of green (as opposed to mostly yellow, or a strong mix of yellow and green in the scarlet macaw). In addition, the green-winged macaw has characteristic red lines around the eyes formed by rows of…

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For years now Harley has had his own facebook page . I know some of you are aware of this and have become friends on FB. This post is not to get more likes or friends and I will explain why.

A few weeks ago a friend contacted me, Jim the human care taker of Harley, and mentioned that Harley’s page was deleted.

I logged in and I was told that it appeared I was promoting a business and had to convert my page to a facebook page. I thought I had a FB page but a personal page is called something else. Not really sure what that is but I digress.

After much thought I decided to convert the page. Actually FB didn’t give me a choice.

Before I go any further let me say I do know having a facebook page for a non-human is a violation of FB policy. I know that might invalidate the rest of my rant or commentary here but I never saw the harm.

I don’t feel I was misleading people into thinking that Harley was an actual human. Yes I did post about my eBay items but it wasn’t very often. I see no difference in a human liking an item. Who’s to say the item they liked or posted or commented on might be something they are selling as well.

Here are a few reasons why I don’t like the new page. Sure all the friends I had converted to likes. But the biggest issue for me is the interaction with my friends. The only thing I can see on my page now is my posts. I cannot see the posts of my likers or even like or comment on their posts if I could see them. I hate that. My FB friends used to share beautiful pics of all sorts of things from personal to shared ones from the net. And I am no longer a part of any of the groups I once was. There was one all about finding lost pets. We would all share and help each other find lost pets. I’m sad that I can’t help and because of the nature of the facebook page I’m stuck with I can’t rejoin the group and I can’t even like it myself.

Another issue is the privacy. I can’t control who sees or likes the new page. It’s like everything is set to the widest audience. On my old page I controlled who saw what and just about everything else.

I’m mad the FB didn’t give me a chance to apologize or fix the issue. I was forced to change. Not to mention all my earlier post and pics are gone. It’s like starting from scratch or less than that. I liked being to go back and revisit old pics or old conversations.

At this point I may 1. create another page and ask all the likes to friend the new page. 2. Keep it as is and just deal. 3. Quit FB all together. 4. email FB and convince them that there is a human behind the bird and I just don’t want my actual face on FB and hope they convert it back.

What are your thoughts? What should I do? What would you do?

As always thanks for reading.
Jim & Harley

BTW On the new page I posted my first comment and mentioned FB. I got an error that said I must capitalize the word facebook. I meant to get a screen capture because I was kind of weird and funny and I thought no one would believe me. LOL!