The Lobster

So many of you are feeling what I’m feeling right now. Vulnerable. Lost. Way out of our comfort zones. Stuck in fear. All of this and more. But what always helps me out of this morass is Mother Nature. In the spring of next year I’ll be publishing my newest version of Nature […]

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Scout

1998-2015

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Suess

I called him Scout because when he arrived in my life seventeen years ago, I thought he was a she and of course named the tiny drop of a kitten after one of my favorite Harper Lee characters from To Kill […]

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Blind Birding by the Bay

Those who have been brave enough to drive with me through the years probably still have fingernail-scars imbedded in their palms from white-knuckling. I specialize in getting lost and rarely found. Have no sense of direction. And will never drive a freeway again unless you put a gun to my head.

That should set […]

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #10

The following are a series of ten blog posts I wrote about the imprisoned orcas at Sea World and ten advocates who represent a global voice of those wishing for a new paradigm shift for them–and for the entire world of captive and performing animals. If you agree please add your voice to help […]

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #9

This is the ninth in a series of ten in which we meet one of the San Diego 10 orcas and hear from an advocate who continues to be one of the voices of these imprisoned voiceless, never stopping until the whole world listens.

This week’s Advocate is Liz Jacobelly.

Prisoner #9: Kalia Age: […]

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #8

This is the eighth in a series of ten in which we meet one of the San Diego 10 orcas and hear from an advocate who continues to be one of the voices of these imprisoned voiceless, never stopping until the whole world listens.

This week’s Advocate is Zach Affolter.

Prisoner #8: Ikaika Age: […]

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #7

This is the seventh in a series of ten in which we meet one of the San Diego 10 orcas and hear from an advocate who continues to be one of the voices of these imprisoned voiceless, never stopping until the whole world listens.

This week’s Advocate is Zach Affolter.

Prisoner #7: Nakai

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #6

This is the sixth in a series of ten in which we meet one of the San Diego 10 orcas and hear from an advocate who continues to be one of the voices of these imprisoned voiceless, never stopping until the whole world listens.

This week’s Advocate is Steve Christianson.

Prisoner #6: Shouka

Age: […]

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #5

This is the fifth in a series of ten in which we meet one of the San Diego 10 orcas and hear from an advocate who continues to be one of the voices of these imprisoned voiceless, never stopping until the whole world listens.

This week’s Prisoner Advocate is Doni Lantow.

Prisoner #5: Keet […]

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Orca Profiles in Captivity: The San Diego 10 – #4

In the wild, they don’t solve their problems aggressively. It’s not normal. Killer whales travel in kinship groups or clans and they don’t have those aggressive interactions. If other whales come along from a different group, they just avoid each other. Obviously, you can’t do that in a tank.” – Researcher, Kenneth Balcomb, regarding […]

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