Totally random, miscellaneous listings and links

Here are some totally random misc goodies that haven't found a home on other pages...

The Bower Bird

( A male satin Bower bird ) TOTALLY random stuff I've collected on the web and doesn't have a place in the jazz guitar, ukulele or main publishing pages on the site.

I remember seeing a this bird on TV years ago. And, it stuck with me. Some of the strangest things get into ones's long term memory. Good for Trivial Pursuit but not much more.

Just like the Bower bird that collects a variety of objects like shells, leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, berries, and even discarded plastic items. A bower's U-shaped nest, a structure of sticks and leaves can include hundreds of these objects. The bird will spend hours carefully sorting and arranging his collection, with each thing in a specific place.

All of this to attract the female Bower bird. The things we do!!!

A Few Links

Native American

There is a lot of wisdom that we are missing out on.

Chief Two Eagles

The old Cherokee chief sat in his reservation hut, smoking the ceremonial pipe, eyeing the two US government officials sent to interview him.

“Chief Two Eagles,” one official began, “you have observed the white man for many generations, you have seen his wars and his products, you have seen all his progress, and all his problems.” The chief nodded. The official continued, “Considering recent events, in Your opinion, where has the white man gone wrong?”

The chief stared at the government officials for over a minute, and then calmly replied. “When white man found the land, Indians were running it.

  • No taxes
  • No debt
  • Plenty buffalo
  • Plenty beaver
  • Women did the work
  • Medicine man free

Indian men hunted and fished all the time.”

The chief smiled, and added quietly, “White man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that.”


Immigration Laws

Vice President Lyndon Johnson received the following message from a Native American Indian Chief on a reservation:

"Be careful with your immigration laws.  We were careless with ours."

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