When we travel and take our parakeets, the birds can get very chirpy and talkative–or very quiet. But when they’re settled into the normal rhythms of home, they often break out into beautiful song. This short clip captures just a glimpse of their pretty phrasing and pleasing tone.
You can see more about our birds at the parakeets blog.

(View on Youtube.)

Barack Obama with Bruce Springsteen in Cleveland

Jessica and I took some video at the Obama rally in downtown Cleveland on November 2, 2008. The video features some footage of the crowd, a song by Springsteen and excerpts of the speech by Obama.

[download the under-ten minutes version]

(View on Youtube [under ten minutes version].)

UPDATE: The first year of his presidency was enough to make clear that Obama has been a disappointment.