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Ground Squirrel Aesthetics

November 3, 2021
Looking back, I have learned that it is the unexpected which has had the greatest…

Paying Attention

October 6, 2021
A Maple reaching more than forty feet stands just outside the studio. The tree is…

Forgetting the False and Dangerous

January 4, 2018
Zoos teach us a false sense of our place in the natural order. The means…

Should Animals Sue Scientists for Libel?

January 26, 2017
Science shows that animals are not violent by nature, yet the myth persists.   Published…

Learning From Orca Menopause

January 25, 2017
Published in Psychology Today There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are…

Lessons from the Tortoise People

October 7, 2014
Tortoises always foresee obstacles. - D.H. Lawrence After months of dreaming, Desert Tortoises have arrived…

Killing Them Softly

July 17, 2014
Strumming my pain with his fingers; Singing my life with his words; Killing me softly…

The Real Ray

July 7, 2014
See this special interview with Ray Ryan, the "real Ray" who was featured in The…

The Woeful Whale: Life and Times of Tillikum

November 9, 2013
Photo Credit Howard Garrett It was cold, as only Iceland could be in mid-winter. But…