Amarula Fruit

In 2005 after summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro I was fortunate enough to visit the Mahale Mountains on the shores of Lake Tanganyika to track chimpanzees and stay at one of my favorite places in the world Nomads Mahale Greystoke. In fact if the world is going to end that is where my wife and I want […]


Elephant E.R. – Rescue In the Bush

I have been going on safari for over 15 years. Over those years I have seen some amazing and beautiful things in the bush. Lions hunting, elephants playing with their kids, chimpanzees acting like you and I, and gorillas walking right by me. But nothing prepared me for the amazing beautiful emotional experience that I […]

Amarula Liqueur: Safari in a Glass

I live in Studio City, California in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. Down the road from me is an area known as Tarzana. Tarzana has a quirky history. It was developed on the site of a former ranch owned by author Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan fame. In 1998, in order to promote […]

Zambia – An Undiscovered Gem?

As a member of the Adventurers’ Club of Los Angeles and the Explorers Club you can understand that I love adventure and I love to explore. I also love to learn and as I learned it is wiser to admit what you don’t know than to try and show what you do (or don’t) know. […]


Happy New Year

Give Thanks Today is December 31st, the last day of 2013. I wrote this blog a week earlier having just returned from a hike with my dog Alley and my son Darrow who is visiting for a few days from Santa Cruz. I am biased but Darrow, 23, is an amazing person. He is a […]


From the Same Family Tree – Chimpanzees

Did you know that chimpanzees are about 96% genetically the same as we are?  On Earth Day Walt Disney Films released the documentary film Chimpanzee.  I have not had the time to see it yet, but I am eager to experience the story of Oscar, a young chimp who is orphaned, but is taken in […]


Lake Tanganyika Memories

When I was spending New Years Day down on the coast it reminded me of another time on the beach, though that time at Lake Tanganyika. My wife Teena and I were the managers of Greystroke Mahale Camp where we first met Alan and his wife, Diane. This is where Alan and I discovered our […]