On a trip to Morocco a few years ago, we spent an afternoon and a night in the Sahara Desert. It was a whirlwind visit planned to make our group feel as if we’d been adopted by the Berbers. We slept in tents draped with rugs, rode camels, […]
When I get on a plane, especially for an international flight, I like to bring things that will make me as cozy as possible. Not just comfortable, but cozy. There is a difference. The former is physical, the latter is emotional. Cut to the Fold N Go […]
Caption: A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather. The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly […]
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For wildlife in Africa, mock fighting is just part of growing up. Young animals learn the necessary skills that will help them down the line when the confrontation isn’t a game. In both Botswana and Kenya last year, I saw quite a few animals butt heads in the […]
It was the end of a beautiful day on the Masai Mara in Kenya last September, and the sun had just set. We were in the midst of twilight, about to return to camp for the night when we spotted three cheetah in the grass. Camp would have […]
This was the moment. The moment I knew I’d never get enough of Africa. I’d never get enough of the excitement, the peace, and the awe I felt every time I was out in the bush.
Everyday for the past two years, Gary drives to a parking lot on the east side of San Francisco Bay, near Berkeley, next to the Albany waterfront. He can’t be late, his fansa are waiting and they’re hungry.
While visiting friends in Berkeley, I found my way to a nearby waterfront adjacent to the Albany Bulb, an old landfill that has become a park of sorts. It was an early Saturday morning and from the activity on the beach I could see it was also a […]
I went to San Francisco recently on a business trip but was able to spend a couple of days with an old friend and her family in Berkeley. They live near the border of Albany, and when I asked her husband if he had any ideas of where […]