Meet “Alley”

There is a Swahili phrase made popular by Disney – “Hakuna Matata.” It literally means “no worries” or “no problem.” I also expand the definition to “life goes on so don’t worry be happy.” And sometimes things happen that you just can’t control. Diane and I were/are devastated by Heidi’s passing. It will take a […]

Heidi “Boo” Feldstein

Heidi “Boo” Feldstein May 1, 2002- October 17, 2013 Heidi “Boo” Feldstein passed quietly away today. She was 11 and half years old or over 80 in dog years. She was found by world renowned pet communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick in a storm drain barely alive trying to keep puppies that she had given birth to […]

Meet My New Friend Baraka The Rhino

During my safari in the Ol Pajeta Conservancy we stopped off at the conservancy headquarters. There I was led by David, a great ranger at the conservancy to meet a blind black rhino named Baraka. Black rhinos are notorious for having poor eyesight, but a completely blind black rhino cannot survive alone in the wild […]

The Dogs of Chile

Those who know me know I love dogs. The love may not be a strong enough term. I am obsessed with dogs particularly my dog the famous “Heidi Feldstein” – actress and writer (you can read her deathless prose here). Whenever I am traveling I always miss her (oh yeah and my wife) and so […]

You Meet The Best People When You Go On Adventures

My son Darrow right now is finishing up a two-month trip traveling through Argentina and Chile going where the road takes him (I am proud and envious).  He has had wonderful adventures and met amazing people along the way.  I like to think that my enthusiasm for traveling and adventure somehow how influenced both he […]


Explorers Club Hosts East Africa Conservationist Stefanie Powers

As Chairman of the SoCal Chapter of the Explorers Club I am afforded wonderful opportunities to meet amazing people. On Saturday my wife and I hosted an event at our home for actress, conservationist, author and overall amazing woman Stefanie Powers. Stefanie talked about her incredible life including the extraordinary nine-year relationship she shared with […]