Category Archives: Environment

My Recent Experiences with Elephants

My latest trip took me around the world.  Our third stop was in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  My family and I were there to visit Angkor Wat and install playgrounds.  One side activity was taking an elephant ride and feeding him … Continue reading

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Gotta Love a Giraffe

I’ve visited Murcheson Falls N.P. in Uganda several times over the last 10 years.  It is a great place to observe giraffes. I’ve also observed them in Namibia, Tanzania, and Kenya.  They are truly unique animals. Everything about the giraffe … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall: One of Time’s 100 Most Influential (2019)

By Leonardo DiCaprio I admired Jane Goodall long before we ever met. I knew of her landmark work with chimpanzees in Gombe. I had read about her, read books written by her, but it was only when I got to … Continue reading

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Cyclone Hits Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

In 2017, a friend Bret Berger and I spent several days in Gorongosa National Park, in northern Mozambique.  The park is directed by Greg Carr, a high school acquaintance of Bret’s.  Northern Mozambique was recently devastated by murderous cyclone (Stephen … Continue reading

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Animal Parks Around Jacksonville, Florida

My grandson James enjoys studying animals.  So on our way to Washington DC, we took a brief detour to Jacksonville, Florida.  There we visited 3 wildlife parks. The first was White Oak Conservation north of Jacksonville on the Georgia border. … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Plastic Bags and Bottles

I spend a lot of time in Uganda.  There are empty plastic bags and bottles littered everywhere.  It is a major epidemic in the country, and also in the world. Some countries are doing something about it.  According to Time magazine’s Kate … Continue reading

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Tribute to Primatologist Jane Goodall

By Ann Patchett (Time magazine genius issue)[1] What if genius is knowing the thing you are meant to do in life, and then doing it without regard for the time it will take?  When Jane Goodall was a child in England, … Continue reading

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