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…

Annual [Birthday] Fundraising | DSWT, Cause an Uproar, JGI

Running Donation Total (through 12 Aug 2016): $185.00 Good morning, Today is World Lion Day. Friday – my birthday – is World Elephant Day! How appropriate. As many of you know – or at least, I hope you know by now – I use my birthday to fundraise for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Cause an Uproar, and…

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…

This is for the “Soulless Animals”

I responded angrily to the death of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. I was told the gorilla’s life was worth less because it was a “soulless animal.” This is for the “soulless animals.” Imagine being born to the wild. You are part of a family unit before being captured and “gifted” to the Inokashira…

RIP: Chyna, “The 9th Wonder of the World”

I’ve thought about Chyna (Joanie Laurer) all day. If you’re familiar with her story, the early part of which is documented in her autobiography If They Only Knew, you’d know her road to iconicism was arduous. Despite her struggles, Chyna blazed a path to become the “9th Wonder of the World,” an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime performer. As a professional…

BREAKING: Television “Crime” Wave

The blog you are about to read is not intended to be an official comment, or authority, on the subject. Rather, I offer it as more of an outline and for your own consideration. It’s merely what we writers would call a “fluff piece.” Scroll directly to the bottom to see the two new shows…

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…