I'm assuming the bird on your back porch is a different species than the ones in your recent photos...
I hear you on the Italian last name. My kids got a lot of that, especially when we lived in an area with no other Italians. My oldest wished he could change his name, because he got too much attention with his weird name. And the second one looked at him in astonishment and said, "What, that BOTHERS you?" He kind of liked standing out... Just goes to show, we're all wired differently.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford