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Monthly archives for March, 2016

Spider Monkey

Spider Monkey

Marty’s photo of the day #1733: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and the […]

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Zebra Longwing Butterfly

Marty’s photo of the day #1732: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and the […]

Only one man can defeat Donald Trump: Martyman!

Only one man can defeat Donald Trump: Martyman!

Here’s why Martyman would be a better president than Donald Trump: Martyman has never been endorsed by Sarah Palin. Martyman has never been praised by Vladimir Putin. Martyman has never declared bankruptcy. Martyman has never told a lie. Martyman has bigger hands than Donald Trump. Martyman has better hair than Donald Trump. Martyman is an […]

Barren-Ground Caribou

Barren-Ground Caribou

Marty’s photo of the day #1731: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and the […]

Endangered Edens Review (Mr. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews)

Endangered Edens Review (Mr. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews)

Mrs. Mommy Booknerd’s Book Reviews posted a really nice review of my book, Endangered Edens. To read the review click here.  

Marty Essen Interview

Marty Essen Interview

I recently did an interview with the Booksjia blog. To read the interview, click here.

Endangered Edens Review (Booksjia blog)

Endangered Edens Review (Booksjia blog)

Here’s nice review of Endangered Edens from the Booksjia blog. To read the review, click here.

Endangered Edens Review (Foreword Reviews)

Endangered Edens Review (Foreword Reviews)

Foreword Reviews is an influential magazine, read primarily by librarians and other industry professionals. The latest issue featured this really nice review of my book. In the print version of the magazine, they featured a special two-page “Spotlight” on environmental books, with one of my photos as the banner across the top of the two […]

Endangered Edens Review (Faithcounts)

Endangered Edens Review (Faithcounts)

Thanks to Janet of the blog Faithcounts for reviewing my new book! To read the review,  click here.    

Green Iguana

Green Iguana

  Marty’s photo of the day #1730: It’s Photos of Endangered Edens Week. In the past I’ve avoided posting photos from my books, and instead featured photos that didn’t quite make it. But the more I think about it, there really isn’t any reason I can’t post my published pictures. After all, they’re copyrighted, and […]

Eastern Gray Kangaroo

Eastern Gray Kangaroo

Marty’s photo of the day #1729: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. I didn’t see as many kangaroos as I expected, as I was in the wrong part of […]

Frog the frogmouth bird

Frog the frogmouth bird

Marty’s photo of the day #1728: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. This is one of my favorite photos of Frog, the frogmouth bird. The following is a funny […]

Teeny tiny frog

Teeny tiny frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1727: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. It’s a great big world out there when you are a teeny tiny frog!

Aussie Fangs-O-Death

Aussie Fangs-O-Death

Marty’s photo of the day #1726: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. This is an Aussie Fangs-O-Death, which is a close relative of the Belizean Fangs-O-Death. At least those […]

Laughing kookaburra

Laughing kookaburra

Marty’s photo of the day #1725: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. Laughing kookaburras are handsome birds with a very famous call: Oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw-oo-oo-oo-aw-aw-aw. When motion picture soundtracks were in […]

Deb and Bonnie

Deb and Bonnie

Marty’s photo of the day #1724: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. Okay, I promised warm and cuddly this week. Here’s Deb feeding Bonnie—a baby silver wallaroo. You can’t […]

The importance of saving the EPA and reducing military spending dwarf Trump’s little . . . issue.

The importance of saving the EPA and reducing military spending dwarf Trump’s little . . . issue.

I couldn’t care less about Donald Trump and his penis insecurities. But the one thing Trump’s dickish spat with Marco Rubio did during last week’s debate was make people forget about Republican presidential candidates advocating for “rebuilding our military” and getting rid of the EPA. The current United States military budget continues to grow, and […]

Survive This Drive!

Survive This Drive!

  Marty’s photo of the day #1723: It’s Australia Week. I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with photos from Australia that I haven’t posted before, but I think I found some good ones for this week. We start with one of the first photos from Deb’s and my adventure Down Under. We […]

Brown Monkey Frog

Brown Monkey Frog

Marty’s photo of the day #1722: This week’s theme is Amazon Rainforest Frogs. Coming up with a different nature picture every day is difficult, but I found some cool, un-posted, frog shots while perusing the photo files from my last Amazon trip. Some species I have identified; most I have not. Today’s photo is of […]

Who cares about his penis? Donald Trump is a First Class Loser!

Who cares about his penis? Donald Trump is a First Class Loser!

I’m normally poor at predicting major events, but I was right many months ago when I said that Donald Trump would not fade away like so many others were predicting. My reasoning was that supporting a candidate like Trump was the logical progression for a large group of ignorant, hate-filled people who’ve had their anger […]

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