Corvidos are also known for their playfulness and the highly evolved social structure of their societies. They play social games with each other and other species such as other birds, also wolves, dogs and humans.
They are gifted mimics and can learn to immitate the songs of other birds and sometimes even mimic human speech.
One of the most interesting corvid traits is the ability to invent and use tools - an ability once thought to be restricted to primates. Corvids use tools to obtain food, to crack nuts and shellfish and to play games.
When I was a little girl I wanted to be a Magician- and I didn't want to just pull rabbits from hats- I wanted to be wrapped in chains and buried alive and just when my horrified audience decided that 'something was terribly wrong' and were ready to dig me up I would appear in a cloud of smoke standing over my 'almost grave' in a black dress with a slit up the thigh and my hair falling across my face just like Veronica Lake.
But then fate stepped in and I discovered that I could get just as much attention- without the fear of suffocation- by doing something that I had been taught to do by my Grandfathers- I started to write stories just after I turned nine years old.
I'd like to say I was a dedicated and focused writer- but I wasn't, I took my story telling ability for granted, it was such a part of me and who I was that I never really went through a period in my life when I " wanted to be a writer ". I wrote, I liked it, and I did it all of the time.
And then a few years ago, very much by accident I discovered the Soul Food Cafe.
I was on-line trying to find an address for a restaurant that I was supposed to meet my friends at for dinner and instead I ended up at a website based in Australia. I went home that night and made my way through the Cafe's pages and within a few weeks I was writing up a storm and I haven't stopped since.
Now in addition to my daily writing blogs, my projects based out of the Soul Food Cafe Adventures I'm working on my first novel.
I figure that in some weird time vortex a nine year old girl who wanted more then anything to be a Magician is tapping her foot on a stage somewhere saying to 44 year old Anita Marie who has a notebook in her hand " Okay fine, we'll be a writer...but if that doesn't work out, we're back to being a Magician...deal? "
In Memory of Wolfie
- Cold Storage
- My family comes from The Cold and The Quiet and The Dark I am from a regrettable garden that is in the center of a green field where grey stones and granite leave it's mark above forever.
My family's tree is leafless and bent and it casts shadows across tables where no one feasts and everyone weeps.
- Anita's Owl Creek
- A blog filled with the work of Anita Marie Moscoso.
- Irregular Bones
- Irregular Bones is Anita Marie's Writer's Journal.
- The Twilight Zone
- In 1923, J.C. Henneberger began Weird Tales--The Unique Magazine. Throughout its 30-year history, the obscure pulp published some of the most outré fiction ever issued. The stories were odd, macabre, and completely unique. Weird Tales existed in a void, and the stories published therein reached pinnacles of strangeness never equalled.
Anita Marie Moscoso, who presides over the Twilight Zone in Lemuria and at the Soul Food Cafe writes about the odd and the macabre. Her weird tales are a delight and, not surprisingly, Anita Marie has a growing fan club at the site and beyond. Her stories have been translated in to Japanese and Chinese and bring delight to those with wicked imaginations all over the world.
Over recent years Anita Marie Moscoso has led the festivities at Halloween. As a consequence Soul Food has the most wonderful, rich archive of ghostly tales. Who can resist engaging at names like The Chamber of Horrors, The Late Show and Mrs Parson' House.