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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Yesterday's Presentation at Iona Prep

Sorry to have missed my Tuesday's Truths series yesterday (that I provide here on Blogger), dear reader, but as I stated a few weeks ago, the regularity of my publishing posts is being reduced until further notice.

Yesterday, as opposed to being in cyber-space, I was in the space of an auditorium on the campus of Iona Prep making a presentation. The following is a copy of a tweet I sent (earlier today) regarding the experience:

"@IonaPrep What an honor it was to make a presentation yesterday (re birds that spend time in NYC + the areas near your campus). The boys in attendance made a terrific audience (thoughtful, respectful, inquisitive) and I'm sure each of them will be offering much value to society."

As I subsequently explained on both of my Facebook pages (author and personal) and am reiterating here: My tweet only included the "Who am I?" chart seen in the first atop this blog posting. The photograph of some of the audience (about 45 boys from grades first-fifth who were in attendance) was taken by a woman who was working at the school. I'm waiting for the principal to send me her name so I can update this entry with a photo credit.

Now, I can only pray that all the groups that might hear my presentation in the future are as respectful and intelligent as these boys...

I fear public speaking but once I thought about the birds that I featured, and the awesome boys who were in the audience, I forgot about myself. IN FACT, I forgot to tell them that I had published two books (seen below) on the subject!

Meanwhile, I have heard back from the principal of Iona Prep and the woman who took the photo of the assembly is Ms. Krisin Melillo. The educators seen in her image are Ms. Alene Morash (L) and Ms. Elizabeth (Tewi) Hansbury (R). I am grateful to both of them for engaging in my presentation and encouraging their students to do the same!


Hardcover versions of Volume One, Two and Three can be found wherever books are sold.


Please click here to go to my blog post that provides details as to where you can get these books. Additionally, I have rendered some images from these books into other formats and they are available via Fine Art America (FAA). Some of my other photographs (Black & White CollectionKaleidoscopic Images and the famous Mandarin duck who visited NYC) can also be found on my FAA pages.


When the third volume of the hard-cover version of Words In Our Beak was released, I withdrew from promoting my former versions of Words In Our Beak. 

The very first one is an iBook and went into Apple's book store in 2015.

This was followed by an ePub version...

... that is available on Amazon and was also published in 2015.

Subsequently, Words In Our Beak's digital versions were published as a soft-cover book (with slight variations) by MagCloud in 2017.

Its press release can be read by clicking here.  

Now with the release of BIRD TALES....

... I've been advised to make mention of my early versions of volume one of Words In Our Beak, they do vary ever so slightly in content from the hard-cover version of volume one.

As of this addendum, I do not intend to create digital or soft-cover versions of Words In Our Beak Volume Two or Words In Our Beak Volume Three.

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