Wildlife Over Waste

I have a great little quote on my office bulletin board that reads: “Animals don’t litter. Humans do.” The manuscript that…


3 Fun and Creative Ways To Do Research

Setting the scene I consider myself a fact finder. I love looking up information about a variety of topics—whether it’s the…


December: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

My twin sons are turning 18 at the end of this month. At the dinner table the other night Twin A informed us that he had…


Safari Adventures: Elephants In Crisis

“When a poacher kills an elephant, he doesn’t just kill the elephant who dies. The family may lose the crucial memory of…


Safari Adventures: Khalid, The Secondary Character, Takes Center Stage

“He [Chris] watched as Khalid moved from the cool shade of the welcome center to stand under an acacia tree. Chris noticed…


Safari Adventures: The Largest Land Mammal

I have done so much research on African elephants over the years that I found the easiest way to keep track of all the…


Safari Adventures: The Making of Elephant-Dung Paper

“After lunch, Chris met up with Stephan to make journals out of elephant-dung paper. This homemade slightly thick paper…


Safari Adventures: Kipepeo Tented Camps

If you’ve read past page 5 in BECAUSE OF KHALID, you know that the tented camp in Tanzania, Africa, where Chris and his…


Safari Adventures: X Marks The Spot

Have you ever tried throwing a spear? What about a dart toward a dart board? Ever try sending a paper airplane out of a…


Safari Adventures: Soaring to New Heights

Before dawn, the trucks headed out. We knew we were going on a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti National Park, but I…