Friday, March 6, 2009

Holy Crap! Twin Beaks made the Minneapolis Star-Tribune!!

Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
Laura Erickson must be pleased as punch because this article turned up in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on Monday, Laura's anniversary of turning into a bird-watcher. (Her first bird was a chickadee--she was way too ignorant to notice one of us first!) Read what Eric Ringham wrote here. Of course, just in case the Star-Tribune doesn't keep it up there forever, we can't help but quote from some of it:
When birds blog

By Eric Ringham

Last update: March 2, 2009 - 2:17 PM

Laura Erickson, who would like us to think of her as the Dr. Ruth of ornithology, is a Duluth bird lover with a sense of mission. She does radio shows, gives public talks, writes books -- and, like anyone else in the communications game, she blogs. Not only does she blog; she works at it. In addition to her own blogs, since November she's had something going called "Twin Beaks," which she bills (sorry) as "the first blog by birds for birds." Here's a sample, from Saturday:

"Damn it's cold! Damn it's cold! Damn it's cold! But spring is on the way, Spring is on the way, Spring is on the way. Tomorrow's March first, tomorrow's March first, Tomorrow's March first."

If that sounds like she's channeling E.B. White in "Charlotte's Web," check out the Shakespearean notes in this passage from another of Erickson's blogs:

"The reason I hate death so much is that I love life so much. And herein lies the contradiction. I love the gentle goldfinch who lives almost entirely on seeds. From the perspective of the animal kingdom, this vegan lifestyle seems blameless. But from the perspective of the plant kingdom, the goldfinch is a ruthless abortionist untimely ripping tiny embryos from their flowery womb, denying them their birthright, ensuring that they will never feel the sun's life-sustaining rays."
It goes on from there at

Is this cool or what??

1 comment:

Peg Wiggins said...

Wonderful ! Recognition for your efforts that is so well deserved.
We look forward to each new podcast, blog, article & photograph.
Thnx for keeping us informed in order that we may learn even more.