Category Archives: Just for fun

History is always in the making.

Just so you know, this is the way we think around here at Rare Bird. These three things came to my attention this week, and believe it or not, I think they have something in common. First, a historic winner of the Triple Crown this past Saturday. Next, a fundraiser at the Indianapolis Zoo this […]

An Indiana teacher and newly-minted birdwatcher named Jeremy Ross was gazing through his spotting scope last week when he noticed something a little odd. “I got the binoculars out and watched it land,” Ross said, recounting the story for Indy Star writer Ryan Sabalow. “It was real pretty. But with the black and white and […]

Fan Fest Housed in the Convention Center, this four-day event promises to be fun for the whole family. Check the schedule to see when you’ll find Brad on the trampoline dunk court. (Not really.) On the Ferris Wheel Have you seen this thing? It’s monstrous. And free to ride (thank you, Capital One!) though I […]

It’s that time of year — spring and March Madness! We’re completely stoked that Indy is once again proving to be a world-class host. As we gear up to have the Final Four NCAA tourney in Indy in a couple of weeks, our city is set to turn in another record performance. If you haven’t […]

In 1974, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center complex stood as the highest buildings in the world. On the morning of August 7, Phillipe Petit, a 24-year-old Frenchman, stepped off the edge of the south tower to walk the wire he had rigged between them. This was not an official stunt. In fact, […]

Help Tyner Pond Farm Win $250,000

Tyner Pond Farm is a Rare Bird client, and on behalf of them and all those who support locally grown food, Hoosier farmers and all things good for Mother Earth, we invite you to give those great causes an important boost. Chase Bank’s Mission Main Street Grants program will award grants of $250,000 each to […]

It’s State Fair time in Indiana.  As the newest member of the Rare Bird staff (aka “Baby Bird,” which perhaps is not the most apt but is, so far, the least head-scratching of my proposed nicknames), I decided to find out how my fellow birds feel about this Hoosier tradition.  Here, for your edification, entertainment, […]

What does your desk say about you?

Michael recently shared a video  that explored the concept of the desk and what it means to each of us (individually and collectively.) The video was created by Mark Gardner and Aaron Tinder as part of a series for Lexus. The film was a six minute look at the way we work and, more specifically, how […]

Sure, you may be younger, better looking, and able to run faster, but there is growing evidence that us old fogies can outthink you. (No doubt these new studies were conducted by, analyzed by, and reported on by someone in the over forty crowd who stands to gain– or at least feel a little better […]

Daring Greatly: Rare Bird at 10 Years

In a few days, we’ll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of starting Rare Bird. I woke up this morning with the words of Teddy Roosevelt on my mind, which I first encountered years ago in “The Norman Shield,” the pledge training manual of Sigma Chi. “It is not the critic who counts: not the man […]

The World is Flat (and Free)

“Oh, and I forgot to mention, we’re trying to sell a lot of books.” How Jeff Seroy, Senior Vice President of marketing and publicity at Farrar, Straus and Giroux sounds in my head. My latest “Change This!” update included a notice that the publishers of “The World is Flat” by Thomas Friedman are offering the […]