Category: Elephants

Teaching Moments

I had a thing happen today. I follow several elephant-related sites on Facebook (yeah, I know; big surprise), as well as a few zoos. Recently, one of those facilities posted a short video in which a snake swallows a pinkie mouse. For those unfamiliar… Continue Reading “Teaching Moments”

And It’s a … Contract!

I am so very pleased to announce that my book, THE MAN WHO LOVES ELEPHANTS, has at long last found a home with the wonderful folks at Ooligan Press, an award-winning, small-but-mighty teaching press  at Portland State University. There is still a lot of… Continue Reading “And It’s a … Contract!”

A Holiday Fat in Elephants

How lucky am I? I also received a lovely elephant Christmas ornament, but neglected to photograph it before packing away the holiday things. (Sorry, Nina.) Our house is a bit drafty in winter (whose isn’t?) and sometimes my hands get cold as I’m working… Continue Reading “A Holiday Fat in Elephants”

Tina (and an accompanying bit of news)

This daughter of Rosy and Thonglaw arrived in April 1970. “She was [gorgeous],” Roger recalls. “The spitting image of Rosy. The rationale for selling her rather tan saving her the breeding pool never made sense to me.” At the age of two, Tina moved… Continue Reading “Tina (and an accompanying bit of news)”

Article Published in JEMA

I’m very pleased to announce that my article “Return of the Elephant Man,” appears in the most recent JEMA,  Journal of the Elephant Managers Association, Volume 29, Number 1. The article is based on a portion of my book The Man Who Loved Elephants, which tells the… Continue Reading “Article Published in JEMA”

WTF?

It’s the weirdest damn thing. I have this blog, see, but I also have the “The Man Who Loved Elephants” site where I speak–or write, rather–more directly to that particular book, what brought it about, and offer stories about Roger and the elephants. Great, right? Yeah,… Continue Reading “WTF?”

When A Writer Gives Up, Part 1

In Big Magic, author Elizabeth Gilbert writes about the notion of story ideas drifting about in the ether, coming to rest with one writer or another. If given attention, the ideas stay and grow. If not, they eventually move on to a more receptive audience. I… Continue Reading “When A Writer Gives Up, Part 1”

Great News Out of Vietnam for Elephants

Just read this posting on Facebook and wanted to pass it along: Wild Elephants Re-Appear

Where To Go For Elephants

Hello, all! I wanted to let you know that I’ve started an adjunct site to this one, focused entirely on elephants and the stories behind my book The Man Who Loved Elephants: 30 Years at Oregon’s Washington Park Zoo, which is being offered to publishers… Continue Reading “Where To Go For Elephants”

Happy Birthday, Stoney

Stoney with his mother, Pet Born June 17, 1973 — Washington Park Zoo, Portland, Oregon Died August 28, 1995 — Las Vegas, Nevada