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INNOVATIONS & INSIGHTS: COVID-19, addictions, more

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/innovations-insights-june-13-2020f.pdf

A COVID-19 break: America’s 1st circulated coin contains an admonition for our times

The photos are of replica Fugio cents (I have about 15 of them in perfect condition). This colonial era coin was designed by Benjamin Franklin and was actually the first official US coin put into circulation. Authentic 1787 Fugio cents in fair to good condition online and in coin shops often run $500 USD ++. I posted these photos mainly because I suspect some of you might enjoy a break from all the COVID-19 news. So why not share something beautiful to behold and historic in nature to boot? BTW, the words “Mind Your Business” on the Fugio cent did not mean “stay to yourself and stay out of my business” This phrase/motto/credo meant “tend to your work related activities and interests”. Note the “We Are One” inscription & 13 interlocked rings (13 colonies) on the coin. Words of wisdom from Colonial times to ours. A memento mori carpe diem pause from moi to y’all.

 
 

Old solution revisited: COVID-19 antibody rich human milk (or colostrum)

She’s examining whether the antibodies lingering in human milk can protect babies — and perhaps even adults one day — from coronavirus.
She’s examining whether the antibodies lingering in human milk can protect babies — and perhaps even adults one day — from coronavirus.
Anthony G. Payne Old story actually but one worth revising. And one I intersected with in the 1980s into the 1990s: A biochemist, Robert Plymate, PhD, developed a patented way to process antibody rich colostrum from cows specific for human diseases. One example: he injected pregnant cows with tumor cells from a human liver cancer patient and then collected & processed the antibody rich resulting colostrum (Nota bene: The cows could not get cancer from the injected human tumor cells but did form antibodies to it). This was purified and injected into the patient who donated the cancer cells resulting in complete remission. I worked for and with Dr. Bob in the early 1990s — Ag lab & hothouse complex outside Lincoln, Nebraska. Given this, taking colostrum from lactating women who are COVID-19+ might be a great way to wind up with antibody rich material for purification & administration to very sick COVID-19 sufferers via IV. Just some (ahem) food — milk of human wellness, as it were– for thought.

 


April 9 at 8:40 AM

 

 

Anthony G. Payne Perversely funny and oddly apropos for our times. Just picture COVID-19 as Mr. Hands and the world as Mr. Bill.

 

Making pancreatic cancer cells too acidic to survive

 

Pancreatic cancer blocked by disrupting cellular pH balance (Medical Express) by Sanford Burnham (Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) April 7, 2020

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have found a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by disrupting their pH equilibrium. The study, published in Cancer Discovery, reports how depleting an ion transport protein lowers the pH to a point that compromises pancreatic cancer cell growth.

“Our study suggests that interfering with cellular pH represents a new therapeutic avenue to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers for which there is currently no effective treatment,” says Cosimo Commisso, Ph.D., an assistant professor in Sanford Burnham Prebys’ NCI-designated Cancer Center.’

“A new therapeutic avenue..”? Not exactly (Granted, the SBP scientists have their own unique way of lowering tumor cell pH). Check out this blog entry of mine: Exploiting a vulnerability in some forms of cancer: the Warburg Effect revisited

This particular  blog entry contains a link to a paper by “yours truly” from 2005: PREVENTING METASTASIS AND ACHIEVING ONCOLYSIS IN SOLID TUMORS BY INHIBITING SPECIFIC METALLOPROTEINASES AND MANIPULATING KEY METABOLIC PATHWAYS (Medical Hypotheses & Research, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2005)

From the abstract section of my paper:

By artfully manipulating key metabolic anaerobic biochemical pathways, it should be possible to increase lactate and block its excretion, resulting in lethal reductions in intracellular pH. Compounds are advanced for accomplishing this as well as helping eradicate non-hypoxic regions of tumors, based on predecessor methods which results in long term remissions in per sons with a host of solid tumor malignancies. A number of measures are also introduced for inducing oncostasis and preventing metastasis.

This approach to effecting tumor cell die-off was dubbed by me “The Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen” and was first bandied about by me in 1989 (My original paper on this was posted online in 1989 followed by a revised spin in 2011).  

Its use by various oncologists in the US and abroad has put many patients with advanced and sometimes end stage metastatic cancer into partial and even full remission

This body of work attracted the attention of various staffers at the Office of Alternative Medicine (later reborn as the NCCAM) including NIH post-doc toxicologist Li-Chuan Chin which resulted in my being funded by the NIH to attend the historic Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System (POMES) cancer conference held in Bethesda (in 1996). A few years later the faculty senate and president of a integrative medical school in Sri Lanka (Open International University of CAM) recognized the promise of the MOR by bestowing an honorary MD degree and 2 medals in science on me.

The revised Metabolic Oncolytic Regimen (MOR) is sometimes prescribed by MDs abroad who are also utilizing another of my brainchildren: Donor granulocyte therapy for advanced cancer (NCIM)

© April 2020 by Dr. Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

NYC hospitals using high dose IV vitamin C on COVID-19 patients

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C

By Lorena Mongelli and Bruce Golding

March 24, 2020 | 5:04pm |

EXCERPTS FROM THIS ARTICLE

Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.

Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then readministered three or four times a day, he said.

A spokesman for Northwell — which operates 23 hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — said vitamin C was being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the system, but noted that medication protocols varied from patient to patient.

“As the clinician decides,” spokesman Jason Molinet said.

The vitamin C is administered in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics and blood thinners, Weber said.

Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection.

“It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.

A clinical trial on the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C on coronavirus patients began Feb. 14 at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the pandemic

https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/new-york-hospitals-treating-coronavirus-patients-with-vitamin-c/


COVID-19 turnarounds in 50 hospitalized patients (moderate to severe) – no deaths — results reported during an international video medical conference

Antivirus coated masks preventing infection with COVID-19

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

Far-UV technology kills COVID-19 & bacteria & fungi in offices, rooms, etc. (Far-UV doesn’t penetrate skin or eyes)

Broad spectrum antiviral research project

COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

COVID-19: Don’t let fear get the best of you

Thought-provoking documentary on where the COVID-19 pandemic may be taking us


 

FIGHTING COVID-19: immune support foods + 2 products

NOTA BENE: I have no financial or other vested interested in any products or devices mentioned in or linked to in this article.


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COVID-19: Lots of easy to access posts on my FACEBOOK page

I post many news articles & such on COVID-19 (and much more) along with my comments in many instances on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DrAGPayne.choctawdoc

My posts are almost always accessible by the public (This way you do not need to become a “Facebook Friend” of mine to access and read them).

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MAKE A VENTILATOR AT HOME

https://www.youtube.com/watch…

 

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Anthony G. Payne Dr. Dennis is a professor of bioengineering at the University of North Carolina (UNC) and worked for NASA as a research scientist. I actually have been evaluating the efficacy of his unique M1 PEMF technology to remediate pain & stimulate cartilage and bone regeneration in volunteers. We seem to share a passion for equipping people with the know-how to help themselves. Check out this this <5 minute video in which Dr. Dennis explains how to make-a ventilator-at-home.
Anthony G. Payne PS I sincerely hope you NEVER have to make & use this homemade ventilator on a COVID-19 stricken spouse, relative, friend, or such!

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

Antivirus nasal spray you can make at home (Git-R-Done)

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The fish tank cleaner contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.

 

The fish tank cleaner contains the same active ingredient as the drug, but in a different form that can poison people.
Anthony G. Payne The toxicity of even the right drug – chloroquine — as well as hydroxychloroquinine — and the lack of substantive evidence that they actually produce benefits outweighing the risks — are prompting many scientists and docs to hit the pause button on them. However, back in the mid 1980s while dealing with a handful of AIDs sufferers (Dallas) I had them try a specific compound that was nontoxic — showed activity against certain parasites and viruses — and which actually had an positive impact of their condition. This whole chloroquinine discussion got to me to reflecting on this. Now I am arranging to obtain my old chemical friend and combine it with the other nontoxic antiviral compounds to see if it will make a dent in COVID-19 in the lab (I do not work with the actual virus but have a pipeline to researchers who are and who are seeking novel solutions to test against this insidious virus). Ever forward….
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Idiot pastor in Ohio holds Sunday service in his megachurch

In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers yesterday to his…
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In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a…
In Warren County, Ohio, a state where the governor has issued a stay-at-home mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, Solid Rock Church pastor Lawrence Bishop invited worshippers yesterday to his…
Anthony G. Payne I suspect the pastor of this megachurch has trouble distinguishing presumption from faith. It is an intellectual defect I’ve seen at work in many congregations down through the years, sometimes with tragic consequences.
Anthony G. Payne Thankfully it appears most megachurch leaders have already wised up……https://slate.com/…/its-a-big-deal-that-megachurches…

 

Fighting Back Against Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus)

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All blog entries: Categorized with links

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/for-seekers-other-heretics-blog-entries-menu.pdf

SEEKERS &amp; OTHER HERETICS MENU - CATEGORIZED WITH LINKS

 

We are all explorimentalists by nature

On 6-16-2018 Rev. Bert M. Farias posted the request below on his very popular Facebook page. A number of replies followed including one comment from a Miss Alice. I responded to her comment, Rev. Farias to mine, and so it went back & forth between us. We did not exactly stay on topic but did kibitz on things that might, just might prove of interest to some of you.

Bert Farias
For those who have the time and interest:Bert M Farias FACEBOOK page
I’d like some feedback on this comment to my recent article. I’m constantly searching my heart on these issues, never wanting to be high-minded about these things, but to remain teachable. I guess the core question I found myself asking after reading this comment is this: What are some indicators of preachers who teach the gain is godliness message, and that financial prosperity equates to spirituality? (the article is on my timeline as I didn’t want to repost it).
READER COMMENT: “There are some things worth considering in this article but it is hard to judge someone’s heart and steweardship (sic) based only on their wealth. I will say that it seems extreme to compare someone like Joyce Meyer 35 million in estimated net worth to Bill Gates 91 billion, (A 2600 times difference) If I followed this logic, a typical minister in the USA might have 200k in net worth, while many poor have only debt. This is worse than 2600 times. Should ministers be allowed to have two cars when much of the world does not have a bike? Using the same standard, such relativism could apply the label false teacher to any Western Christian that has a skilled occupation. No, fortunately, God looks on the heart. Are you ruled by money or are you ruled by God? There is no certain dollar standard, lest all Westerners be guilty. Never mind that it takes LARGE Christian donors to move policy to the right..such as what occurred in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital.”
THOUGHTS ANYONE?

Alice: And one more comment: I once had a lady ask me why God didn’t let Christians win things like PCH millions of dollars prizes. My answer, without evening thinking about it, was that to many Christians can’t /won’t tithe on a $1,000, how can God trust them with millions. I believe God will bless obedience. It’s not just money, but in everything that concerns us. I don’t believe in all this “give $49.52 and God will multiply it 100 fold” stuff. That is just manipulation. But the Word does say that we are blessed with faithful Abraham. Again, that’s not JUST money.

Anthony G. Payne Right on, Miss Alice. I would add: If God rigged drawings & lotteries to favor specific Christians or others winning he would be guilty of engaging in a form of cheating (When chance is violated in such lotteries by people who profit from it or do so to profit others this is a crime. Of course, human law is not binding on God in instances in which it violates his articulated rules and ways, but he does respect these when they spring from or dovetail with his rules & ways, i.e., his prescribed laws/instructions & ethics).

Bert Farias Anthony G. Payne Dr. Payne! Nice of you to chime in. 😁

Anthony G. Payne I’ll be sending you something from my laboratory shortly, Herr Reverend (It took a while, yes, to process it). Oh vey! Oh, and here’s a link to my “What’s Up, Doc?” fill-in-the-blanks video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zdIRLuTTgU (Do I know how to have fun or what?!?!)


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/275281155″>Eh, what’s up doc?</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user86267628″>Dr. Anthony G. Payne</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Bert Farias Not only do you know how to have fun, but you are brilliant! To God be the glory! While you’re putting the finishing touches on your lab work, I’m gonna need about a gallon of that hair stuff! 😂

Bert Farias I’ll pay for it!

Bert Farias And if both of these things work for me I will spread the good cheer and joy and market it in my circles.

Anthony G. Payne As a boy I was smitten by astronomer Edwin Hubble’s writings including this beautiful, powerful gem….

“The scientist explores the world of phenomena by successive approximations. He knows that his data are not precise and that his theories must always be tested. It is quite natural that he tends to develop healthy skepticism, suspended judgment, and disciplined imagination.”

Later on, as an adult, I got into explor-i-menting and discovered firsthand how my own musings & handiwork are but “successive approximations”. Sometimes a hypothesis or idea or invention will pan out quickly, while at other times it needs retooling & retesting or, worst case scenario, proves an irredeemable dud (And, yes, sometimes an invention or product creation will work for some or a few and not the many). But above all I strive to question my own findings & conclusions. The alternative tends to birth dogma which is anathema for the theorist as well as the experimentalist.

Bert Farias Anthony G. Payne Our God of wonders and selection put this in your heart at a young age. You not only have to have an acute sense of fascination but incredible patience to explore such things.

Anthony G. Payne Most of us are natural born explor-i-mentalists, Herr Reverend. We are all engaged in testing this against that and weighing the preponderance of evidence & logic for and against things (albeit to varying degrees). The sad part if that so many folks have had their curiosity and willingness to question & test certain beliefs & such constrained or eroded by dogmatic teachers or preachers or family or others who prefer to dole out pat answers & solutions that are never to be questioned (The truth is these people should actually welcome such questioning and even argumentation as it might just compel them to closely examine, revise and even discard that which is unfruitful or useless). IMO we should all take to heart the approach of scientists and rabbis who question almost everything and take nothing as absolutely settled or final (Which is to say any claim, pet theory, finding or even law of nature can be overturned by sufficient contrary evidence).

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End stage cirrhosis reversed with nontoxic treatment

https://ncimx.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/nontoxic-treatment-reversed-end-stage-cirrhosis-in-elderly-lady/

CIRRHOSIS BLOG ENTRY - NCIM

 

 

Looking for treatment options for ALS, heart disease, cancer or eczema?

The Wizard of  MusumenPUBLISHED AS: Stepping out from behind the curtain

Many know me as “Anthony the writer”. Many doctors and clinics and labs know me as “Anthony the theorist”.  Actually a more apt moniker might be “Anthony the behind the scenes guy” as so much of my work is on behalf of companies and individual docs who pay to get my ideas and handiwork and affix their name to it without any mention of my authorship.  All this ghostwriting, ghost-editing and ghost-theorizing has helped carve out a niche for me as, well,…a living, breathing ghost (The working world’s invisible man).

However, some of the ventures and projects I am involved with can now be divulged albeit sans key details that could be ripped off and exploited by corporate competition aka money grubbing predators and scavengers.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS): Like cancer ALS is a hellacious nut to crack on all kinds of levels. However, evidence has emerged that suggests the disease is influence by aberrant proteins called prions and disease progress reflects the spread of these prions in the central nervous system (CNS). As part of my consultancy work I crafted an experimental combination drug and nondrug anti-prion regimen which was entrusted to MDs abroad (which they then approved and began using). This plus other novel forms of intervention slowed progression to a crawl in many treated ALS patients and has so far spared all of those treated from compromised respiratory functioning.  Of the handful who have died all of them simply went to sleep one night and didn’t wake up (“A good death” in many people’s book).

Atherosclerosis (Arterial blockage): The challenge of reversing arterial blockage has intrigued and engaged me since the mid-1980s. In fact, back then I was working with a Tibetan herbal formula called PADMA 28 that had accumulated evidence (from lab studies and also  randomized clinical trials) that it significantly reduced players in the arterial plaque-building process. I was, in fact, so impressed by the science that I approached the company that had brought PADMA 28 into the USA from Switzerland (where it is Swiss FDA approved to treated intermittent claudication), Berkley Health Network (BHN – later sold and reborn as Pacific BioLogic, Inc.), and began sharing ideas concerning other applications and experimental uses. It didn’t take long before their principle technical people asked me to serve as a scientific advisor which I did. Later I did experiments in which I took a large group of guinea pigs and divided them into 2 groups: Both ate a high saturated & trans fat rich diet geared to produce artery clogging diet which resulted in significant arterial blockage. However, one also was given PADMA 28 in their chow which eventually reversed their blockage. It did this, I think, because it dropped serum lipids and triglycerides so low that their bodies began mobilizing fats and such from their arterial plague. It also countered arterial and systemic inflammation which is a player in the plaque-building process.

In the years since I have added dietary and other measures to the PADMA 28 (now marketed as PADMA BASIC®) to increase plague reversal. Since I am not a physician and cannot diagnose or prescribe treatments, I have entrusted my ever-evolving ideas & resulting regimens to licensed MDs and DOs for their discretionary use. What has emerged is simply this: Many cases have accrued in which people with significant arterial blockage have demonstrated reversal to the point whereby angina and other symptoms ceased.

Note bene: I have no commercial interest in PADMA in any of its incarnations nor in any firm or such that markets or sells it.

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/padma-28-2017.pdf

Cancer especially advanced metastatic malignancy: Back in 1999 Wake Forest University researcher Zheng Cui, MD, PhD showed that there are super cancer-fighting immune cells called granulocytes in young animals that could obliterate cancer in old ones (mice). Borrowing a page from Dr. Cui’s animal work I created a regimen in which I proposed that pooled granulocytes isolated from the blood of young folks would be given daily to advanced cancer patients over a 10 to 14 day period (But given only to those who have exhausted conventional cancer fighting treatments and whose cancer is spreading and is predicted to end their lives in short order).

This approach was entrusted to a group of Mexican hematologists including one of the leading ones in all of Mexico and was approved for experimental clinical use (with the number of granulocytes and the frequency of their infusions to follow a strict protocol I worked out). The types of cancer subsequently treated included prostate, breast, lung, stomach and colorectal.

There is a <1% risk of a graft v. host reaction even months after a treatment cycle is concluded which all the patients doing it were informed of as part of informed consent.

To-date all advanced, end stage cancer patients treated have responded favorably with no graft v. host reactions occurring at all. Half of those treated experienced partial remission and half, full remission. Some have been technically cancer free for many, many years now.

Eczema: Back in the early 1990s J.I. Harper, MD at the Hospital for Sick Children in London, England put an ancient Chinese herbal eczema tea to the test in a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical involving children with eczema. The tea produced a tremendous diminution in itching, pustules, and scales, for example, while the children who sipped the placebo tea (the control group) did not significantly improve.

The herbs in the eczema tea were published but not the amounts of each. I decided to figure out this out carry out my own line of research. I recruited a large number of eczema patients – children, adolescents, and adults – mixed together the botanicals in varying proportions, and then gave out various versions. (Unlike the London study, however, I opted to use an encapsulated form as opposed to a foul-tasting tea).

It took over two years working at it part-time to arrive at the most effective combination for managing eczema, but effective it is! (My results paralleled those seen in the London-based clinical trials). And it’s not effective for eczema, but for other conditions in which certain species of free radicals and highly inflammatory substances called leukotrienes and prostaglandins play a role. The conditions which have shown a significant response to the eczema formula include asthma, emphysema, psoriasis, certain rheumatic conditions, and numerous neurological maladies.

I turned over the Eczema or E-Tea formula to a company I was consulting for at the time, Prestige Chinese Teas, in 1993. I’d known and collaborated with PCT founder and President Sunny Wong since 1986 and knew he’d so all he could to get E-Tea into the hands of medical consumers at a cost they could afford, which he did. I did not ask for and ever received any proceeds from the sale of E-Tea (as I did not want to add to its cost by doing so) and ceased to be paid as a consultant for PCT in 1999 when I left the USA to teach in Japan. As I anticipated, PCT has continued to make E-Tea available at a cost that is kind to consumer purse strings: http://www.teastohealth.com/skin.html

Sunny and his people have received many, many letters and statements from eczema patients, nurses and dermatologists down through the years attesting to E-Tea’s efficacy.

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/chinese-eczema-tea-version-2017.pdf

There are many more vexing medical challenges I have tackled down through the years (as a theorist) and a whole litany of them which has been placed on my plate by doctors, companies and even sufferers seeking answers that I am currently working on. And while I “live and move and have my being” for the most part in the Shadowlands you may come across my solutions down the line — albeit you likely will not know I am behind it.

© 2014 by Anthony G. Payne. All rights reserved.

A little YouTube fun along the way

CHOCTAW DOC SHOW“THE CHOCTAW DOC SHOW” (7M:21S YOUTUBE VIDEO): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSsHJWvYbLo&feature=youtu.be

WELCOME TO CHOCTAW DOC’S CEREBRATORIUM (VERY SHORT VIDEO): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kveW1kW-t2I

ALTERNATIVES & OPTIONS (SHORT VIDEO BY CHOCTAW DOC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tR6iAHCcrc

In Praise of Darling Starlings

In 1985 a violent spring storm that swept Dallas (Texas) blew a baby bird out of its nest in an oak tree near my home and into my life. I raised this orphaned featSide view of a Common Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, isolated on whiteherless descendant of the dinosaurs but had no idea what species he belonged to.  Not, that is, until he feather up and it became evident he was a European starling. This was thrilling to me because I was aware of the fact that starlings are mimics like Myna birds. With this in mind I began feeding the bird, now named “Calypso,” certain words and whistled fragments of songs along with his mealworms and Myna pellets.

Around the third month after his “adoption” Calypso began whistling “Beethoven’s Fifth” and proclaiming, “I’m Calypso, I’m a big baby boy” and “Feed me, I’m hungry.”

What intrigued me was the fact Calypso used language in context and created syntactically correct new sentences. Many years later Cornell University ornithologists published research detailing how they had formally documented the same faculty in these highly intelligent birds.

Later on, I performed experiments in which I took baby starlings, raised them and exposed them to Calypso and his language (while remaining mum myself.) As I anticipated these birds readily picked up Calypso’s tunes and language, and then taught them to their offspring!

Calypso, of course, became “family” to me. So much so, in fact, I took him with me when I visited family and also when I traveled to job-related projects. For instance, while working in an agricultural laboratory and greenhouse complex near Lincoln, Nebraska during 1994-5 Calypso was there with me singing and talking to the amusement of colleagues and others who worked in the lab or came by to hang out.

In 1992 I launched the “North American Starling Fancier’s Society” to help bring together others who kept starling as pets. More than 100 people ultimately signed up. The premier issue of the NASFA newsletter follows below.

Certificate - Ornithology - Cornell UniversityBy 1995 my home aviary in Dallas had grown from a handful of birds to over 70 including not only starlings but Gouldian finches (Australian), Orange Cheek Waxbills (Africa), Cordon Bleus (Africa), Indian Ringnecks, cockatiels, Bengalese finches, and a host of others.  This living laboratory not only taught me a great deal about bird behavior and their native intelligence but also afforded me the opportunity to develop a wide variety of bird nutrition mixes and medicines. I must have done something very right because my birds enjoyed extraordinary health and virtually all of them lived longer than what was published of “birds of like feather” in captivity. As best I could determine Calypso actually lived longer than any pet starling in recorded history.

NASFA as well as my once vast aviary lies in the past though my passion for birds has not diminished one iota with the passage of the years. Not surprisingly my ears perk up every time I hear a starling squawking from a power line or tree or come across a YouTube video of a pet starling singing and talking to beat the band.

https://biotheorist.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/sturnus-vol-1-no-1-fall-winter-19922.pdf

Rocking the Boat Blog Site Debuts

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