Tuesday night found me boarding a taxi at the tail end of a blizzard, shedding my winter coat, and double checking to see that I’d packed enough SPF 45. My destination, you wonder? No, not a beach somewhere exotic - not even a poolside in Florida. Two Turkish Airline flights later I found myself in a [...]
Wangari Maathai, a true Kenyan hero, passed away last night in Nairobi after a battle with cancer. A Nobel laureate, Wangari was a tireless warrior for conservation, women's rights and inspired an entire country to take action. I had the pleasure of hearing Wangari speak in Chicago in 2009 and the honor of shaking her [...]
9. Attempt to get one of my travel stories published. 8/15/11 This one's a two-fer. Traci Kim, the CCLaP intern, asked me in June if she could use one of my images for the cover art of the Anthology about Setting that was to be published at the end of the summer. Thinking it was [...]
Things that make me happy include but are not limited to: BABY ELEPHANTS! And check out the video! Taken at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Karen, Kenya on 16 January, 2011.
“And so, my friends,” came the sultry voice of the radio DJ, “that is the question for right now. Do you need to have money to find love? Me, I don’t think so-” “Ah, that is because you are a woman!” interrupted her male co-host, speaking in a TV preacher-type yell. “But a man knows, [...]