Category Archives: Birds

Alfred Hitchcock v. Tippi Hedren

I don’t like birds but was quite young and wanted to become a director and one of Alfred Hitchcock’s assistants hired me to work on the set of The Birds and care for his snake-eyed creatures. “As we shall begin filming the climactic scene tomorrow, make sure you don’t give nourishment of any kind to […]

Also posted in Alfred Hitchcock, Boxing, Movies, Tippi Hedren

The Nest

That dove isn’t real, is it, I asked carpenter who stopped hammering patio beam and looked until bird’s eye moved. It’s sitting on eggs or wouldn’t still be here. For several days whenever I opened kitchen blinds dove shot up, bouncing off patio ceiling, and thrashed wings shooting for perch on telephone wire over backyard. […]

Also posted in Short Pieces - GTC

Protecting Women Surrealist Painters

This story is from the collection “Paint it Blue” To see “Birthday” by Dorothea Tanning, please click here To see “Self Portrait 1937-38” by Leonora Carrington, please click here

Also posted in Art, Dorothea Tanning, Families, Hollywood, LACMA, Marriage, Mental Health, Painters, Surrealism, World War II

Wild Eggs

he never liked eggs after he boiled a cracked one yielding a feathery embryo

Also posted in Poetry - GTC

Boat Ride

Mount Baker, shining like a big dish of vanilla ice cream in the sky, beamed instructions to two seals swimming noses just above the surface in Everett Harbor where many boats were docked. As a twenty-five foot, open-cabin craft moved out the seals followed a safe interval behind the propeller and then signaled that four […]

Also posted in Boats, George Thomas Clark, Islands, Seals, Seattle, Whales