A cat named birdie/adaptations too - Christopher Richard nelson was born on December 24, 1956 in the town of Baden-Baden, West Germany (black forest). the only son of his English father, Thomas Donald, and his German wife, Rosemarie, he lived in Canada (Ontario and Quebec), Europe (Fontainebleau, France) and the States (Colorado Springs, Colorado). A Master's Scholar in Economic Science, Chris has worked for the federal government (NRC/Finance) before circumstances led him to take up free lance writing: ten first class/original books with emphasis on global challenges (Holistic Economic Development) and Christian vs. Worldly Value Systems and their implications for humanity's happiness/survival (depending on peace, social justice, and stewardship of mother nature's resources/habitats for plants and animals including man) (Pollyanna's Hope and Adaptations). Chris also likes to write light hearted/amusing poetry about the people and pets in his life: A Single Rose Can be My Garden (with four subtitles) and A Cat Named Birdie (also including A Budgie Named Bertie).