Nature & Wildlife

Mama Kali & N’gurro

Last week I wrote about a fable and its moral—that gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail. But this week’s I decided to relate a true story that has no moral nor even an underlying message. It’s simply a fascinating tale about Kenya and the... Read More

A Random Thought

Is there a medical term for what I refer to as mental dominoes?  Maybe a medical professional who’s reading this can email and tell me. And no this isn’t an April Fools joke, I’m really referring to the experience of watching TV when a Scott’s lawn... Read More

Couldn’t Take the Photograph

While on safari in Kenya my wife and I were on an evening game drive when we came across the local pride of lions (the Enkoyeni pride) comprising 2 big males, 8 females, and 10 sub-adults.   Our guide Pingua (Ping) told us the pride hadn’t eaten in a few days and were... Read More

A Magical Experience

My wife Bobbi and I have been truly blessed to travel to Africa so frequently.  The African bush is magical.  It’s both spiritual and raw, all while it’s authenticity washes over you in ways that must be experienced to be understood. Recently I was re-reading Lawrence... Read More

Dumela Rra

We were running a bit late for our afternoon/evening game drive at the Vumbura water camp in the Okavango Delta.  I was unpacking camera gear while Bobbi was doing a quick change after our hot and dusty morning outing. Bobbi was putting on a clean pair of safari pants... Read More

Unnatural Selection

In 1859 Charles Darwin put forth his theory of natural selection—the non-random process by which biological traits become either more or less common in a population as a function of differential reproduction of their bearers. In other words, nature ensures the... Read More