Category Special / Other

A Statement and 67 Quotes in defiance of Trump and his supporters, and for Hope

I wanted to collect and share with you the quotes I’ve pulled from music, television or film since the election. These quotes represent my sentiments toward Donald Trump, and they represent my willingness and commitment to defend human rights, the environment and civil liberties. But first… A Brief Statement on Donald Trump Donald Trump is […]

The Making of “Fluff & Hum, a Fireside Miracle”

Six years ago, my original Christmas stories began with Hubble, a penguin who wished he could fly. In the years that followed, I gave you Candy Cane (the striped giraffe in search of a friend), Piph (pronounced “Piff,” a snow-white elephant in search of belonging), Toff and Tot (the flamingos that found love in one […]

I’m Still with Her | My Pledge to You

FRUSTRATION I strongly opposed Trump – and repeatedly denounced his candidacy, his campaign, his rhetoric and his platform of hate. I compared his ideas about immigration, the “inner cities” and his proposed ban of all Muslims to the intolerance of Vladimir Putin, and the anti-Semitism of Adolf Hitler. I denounced his selection of Mike Pence as a vice […]

I’m with Her | A Final Comment

I proudly stand with, and today cast my ballot for, Hillary Clinton. I have been waiting for this moment for nearly a decade. We are on the brink of something extraordinary. We will write the next chapter in our nation’s rich and storied history together. Hillary will become our 45th President of the United States, and it has been my […]

An open letter to Dame Daphne Sheldrick

I fear our world won’t regard the lives of animals with emphasis, or urgency, until we’ve realized the equality of mankind entirely. -Bobby Myers, 23 June 2016 For many of you it is common knowledge that I am an avid supporter of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Some years ago, I learned of an organization […]

I’m with Her | My Foundation

Introduction There are times in our lives that give us pause for reflection. These moments are unique opportunities to explore – and celebrate the people in our lives. These people could be relatives, friends, teachers, colleagues or so much more. In them, we may find our own most admirable qualities – because they are our […]

Commissioned Art | Thank You Elephants

Recently, I was contacted by a friend for a commissioned collection. She had spent a month working with an elephant sanctuary, and in turn wanted to say “Thank You” in a unique, one-of-a-kind way. Within two weeks, I delivered her collection, which was to feature one circus-themed elephant. I now present it to you (fronts […]