A Tale Of Two Parakeets: The Real Killer Is Revealed.

An Electric Chair at the National Museum of Cr...

The thrilling end of the tale that started here.

You may recall that Clarence was one of two parakeets bought for me by a woman I dated. I named Clarence after an old wino I knew and he outlived two other birds who’d lived in the cage with him.

Clarence took the rap for the demise of both the birds he outlived. Both times the girlfriend was convinced he had killed the other bird because I’d given him the name of this wino. I was beginning to be convinced of certain things about her. Read the rest of this entry »


A Tale Of Two Parakeets – Clarence Takes The Rap

Mark Twain photo portrait.

Parrot quote taken from my favorite book, Following The Equator. (Image via Wikipedia)

“She was not what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”  Mark Twain

Several roofs over my head ago, I lived in a little apartment. I was dating a woman  who was several roofs younger than she is today.

On a shopping expedition one day, the topic came up again about how I needed something to “liven up” my apartment. I tried being slick and said something like how she livened things up. It didn’t work. She still bought me the two parakeets like she intended to. Read the rest of this entry »