Skip Intro

Did you know that the Netflix “Skip Intro” button is clicked 136 million times each day saving 195 years in our cumulative lives every day? This is the theme of my recent short play called, what else, Skip Intro. It was recently given a stage reading here in Ashland at the Ashland Contemporary Theatre and … Read more

Where Oceans Hide Their Dead: Now on Audible.com

At last, it’s ready… on Audible.com.https://adbl.co/2ZINs6j You can listen to a sample here: Ashland Creek Press ¬∑ Where Oceans Hide Their Dead (sample) Read by yours truly, warts and all. The end result is 8 hours and change long but I lost count of how many hours I spent recording and re-recording these chapters. Partly … Read more

The DNA fallacy of human and non-human animals

I love watching otters which, to my regret, led me to click on this CNN article recently. It’s about a zoo in Belgium that paired a family of sea otters with orangutans to help keep the orangutans entertained. I can’t say for sure that the orangutans are entertained but my clicking on the photo below … Read more

Upcoming Events

I’ve got two events coming up that I’m excited to attend… if you’re in the region, please let me know! Margaret River Readers & Writers FestivalMargaret River, AustraliaMay 16-19, 2020 Animal Rights National Conference 2020Portland, OregonJuly 16-19, 2020

“Penguins are in trouble”

This from a sobering research report published last week by some of the world’s leading experts on penguins. The report notes that “more than half of the world’s 18 penguin species are declining.” The three species most in danger are: African penguin Gal√°pagos penguin Yellow-eyed penguin (seen below in New Zealand) The report notes that … Read more

The Tourist Trail is now an audiobook

Let me just that I have newfound respect for those who create audiobooks, because after a month of starts and stops and re-recordings I’m happy to announce the audiobook for The Tourist Trail. It’s available on Audible and comes in at just over 7 hours, which by no means reflects how many hours went into … Read more

Did you happen to notice the new Tourist Trail cover?

The cover of the first edition of The Tourist Trail features a landscape photograph of the Magellanic penguin colony along the shores of Argentina, the precise location where the book begins. It was a photograph I had taken and I thought it would make a nice cover. And it did, but it didn’t make a … Read more