Category: Elephant Speak

Let the Elephants Trumpet

One of the world’s greatest elephant men died today. Roger Henneous knew nothing about what he came to call “the great gray clowns” when he took the zookeeper job at the Portland (Oregon) Zoological Gardens back in 1968. All he knew was that he… Continue Reading “Let the Elephants Trumpet”

Newburyport Virtual Literary Festival

I’m so very proud to have been able to participate in the Newburyport Literary Festival, forced to go virtual thanks to COVID-19. You can access the various segments on YouTube, and see mine here: Newburyport Festival

“Central Booking” Appearance

Host John Valeri was kind enough to add me to his roster of authors. You can watch the interview here.

Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!

Hey, everyone. When COVID-19 struck and changed all our lives, the lovely folks behind the Newburyport Literary Festival were convinced it spelled the end of this year’s event. NOT SO! Just check out their website, Newburyport Literary Festival to find out about all the wonderful options.… Continue Reading “Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!”

World Tour – The Final Two Days

By the end of our day at the zoo–and walking around Portland, window-shopping and stuffing ourselves with great food–I was more toast than human. We’d planned on driving the three hours of Bend, OR that night, but Ed and I were both so wrung… Continue Reading “World Tour – The Final Two Days”

Okay, So This is Cool

A local gentleman I know — Stan Malcom — is an award-winning nature photographer as well as being an entomologist with a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. He’s been honored with both a species and a genus named for him. Yesterday, I received this from him:… Continue Reading “Okay, So This is Cool”

World Tour – Part Three

On Thursday, March 5, as a Portland follow-up to our resounding success at Powell’s (I say “our” because the effort to bring ELEPHANT SPEAK to publication was definitely a group endeavor) I presented a truncated (no pun intended … trunk-ated, get it?) version of my talk; no… Continue Reading “World Tour – Part Three”

World Tour – Intermission

I’m sorry to have been away for a couple of days. Like the rest of you, I’m dealing with the Corvid-19 threat as best as possible, but refocusing my efforts into wiping down surfaces, taking an inventory of what we have, what we need,… Continue Reading “World Tour – Intermission”

World Tour, Part Two

By the time my Powell event began, we were 130 strong (or more). Staff had to bring in more chairs, and even then there were people standing in the back. I was delighted that so many came out to wish the book Happy Birthday… Continue Reading “World Tour, Part Two”

World Tour, Part One

Okay, so maybe not the entire world, but let’s not get too picky here. I did cross an entire continent for these events, and it’s a grand thing I’m a morning person, because I usually have to get up at something like o-dark-stupidly early… Continue Reading “World Tour, Part One”