Let’s be upfront. Most people don’t deal very well with change. We are programmed for predictability. We develop routines and establish comfort zones for our lives. The prospect of things…
Since my early teen years, I’ve harboured a more than mild interest in our feathered friends. My Grade 9 teacher had a remarkable love of the outdoors, and birds in particular. He helped us observe the markings of birds, pushing us to be attentive to a bird’s location by listening for the chirps, whistles, and screeches unique to each species.
My earliest memories are from a little village called Githumu in Kenya. Life was good. The school compound where we lived was on a ridge surrounded by tea plantations. My African friends and I explored our little world and made our own adventures. Encounters with chameleons, goats, and pinching ants were normal.