Marty’s photo of the day #1676: As many of you know, my wife and I were attacked by a hippo when we canoed down the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe*. The hippo bit through the center of our canoe, lifted us six feet into the air, and threw us on the riverbank. In the process, the […]
Monthly archives for January, 2016
Marty’s photo of the day #1674: I’m late posting again today, as I was in Missoula this morning for another radio interview. (Don’t forget I will be presenting a slide show and signing books tonight, at 7:00 p.m., at Shakespeare and Company in Missoula.) This photo shows Deb in front of one of the many […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1669: One of the funnier stories in my new book, Endangered Edens, is about baseball, not wildlife. I won’t ruin the story here, but I end up meeting former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee. The Spaceman was in Fairbanks, Alaska to be the celebrity pitcher in the annual […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1667: I have some fascinating information about spider monkeys in my new book, Endangered Edens. Did you know that these monkeys have four fingers and basically no thumb? This is one of the spider monkey photos from our Costa Rica adventure that wasn’t good enough to make the book.
As I’m watching Republicans and gun rights activists do their usual whiny crybaby dance, because President Obama took a reasonable step to protect human lives, I can’t help wonder why they think the Second Amendment deserves absolute status when other amendments do not. Interpretation of the First Amendment, for instance, is flexible enough to accommodate […]
Marty’s photo of the day #1665: I have a fun toucan story and photo in my new book, Endangered Edens: Exploring the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica, the Everglades, and Puerto Rico. These are such interesting birds, and their call is unforgettable. This is one of the toucan photos from that adventure that wasn’t […]