Category Archives: Environment

Giraffes and Zebras in Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

On a recent trip to Uganda (Mar 2020), we took a short detour into Lake Mburo National Park, located northeast of Mbarara.  The park has the only zebras in Uganda, and has a recently introduced tower of giraffes.  We hired … Continue reading

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Elephants and Friends at Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

On a recent trip to Uganda, we stopped for a short boat ride.  The operator promised a great view of animals, particularly elephants.  Since we were just of a highway that bisects the Queen Elizabeth National Park, we were a … Continue reading

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Ex-Mormon Jacinda Ardern, PM Extraordinary, New Zealand

Jacinda Arden, current Prime Minister of New Zealand, was born LDS, but gave up her membership over LGBTQ+ and other issues.  She was recently recognized by Time Magazine (Dec 23&31, 2019) as a leader of influence.  Dan Stewart writes: The … Continue reading

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Joni Mitchell’s Protest of a LDS Decision

Recently LDS Church officials decided to shutdown a neighborhood garden (the Church owns the land) and “put up a parking lot.” The Outreach Community Garden covers 1.5 acres embedded inside an east Salt Lake City block, where neighbors have tended … Continue reading

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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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