Blog Feature at “Darden Digest;” link to “Eluxe Magazine”

Blog Feature at “Darden Digest;” link to “Eluxe Magazine”

As many of you know, during the week of August 10, I was fundraising and advocating for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, National Geographic’s Cause An Uproar and Save The Elephants. On social media (facebook and twitter), I announced I’d be donating 100% of my earnings (Aug. 13) to elephant conservation, to celebrate World Elephant Day and my … Continue reading

Sincerely, thank you! We raised…

Sincerely, thank you! We raised…

UPDATE (8/23):  A $25 donation was made in my honor on August 22, 2014, raising the total amount of funds raised (see below)! Hello everyone.  First, let me begin by saying thank you to everyone who supported Cause an Uproar, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and Save the Elephants this week, in honor of my … Continue reading

Fostering Rorogoi

Fostering Rorogoi

On August 14, through The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, I opted to foster Rorogoi, a beautiful elephant orphan. Born August 10, 2012, Rorogoi was 14 months old when she was rescued by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  Following a likely incident of poaching, Rorogoi survived for over a month on her own.  How she did this is a … Continue reading

“Genie. You’re free.” RIP Robin Williams.

“Genie. You’re free.” RIP Robin Williams.

Robin Williams was one of our time’s greatest comedians and character actors.  Now, he’s dead at 63. My heart broke when the headlines started flowing in.  The victim of depression and an apparent suicide, a great actor was lost today.  How does this happen?  How can a man who brings joy be darkly tormented and … Continue reading

It’s World Lion Day!

It’s World Lion Day!

UPDATE (8/10):  $20.00 was donated to CAUSE AN UPROAR following my shift at work today! Today is World Lion Day – and it would have been my Grandma Sarah’s 77th birthday! In memoriam, and to raise awareness and funds, I’m asking you to join me on my quest to “Cause an Uproar!”  I’m declaring that 25% … Continue reading

“Hello August,” said the Elephant.

“Hello August,” said the Elephant.

“Hello August,” said the Elephant. August could not reply, for August was nothing tangible with which the Elephant could communicate.  But the Elephant knew she was in the presence of August – in the presence of the waning African winter.  She had survived another minute – another hour – another day – another month.  She’d survived another season, and … Continue reading