Nature photography, political rants, and Martyman laughs from the ten-time award-winning author of "Cool Creatures, Hot Planet," "Endangered Edens," and the "Time Is Irreverent" series.

Monthly archives for March, 2017

You don’t want to fund Planned Parenthood? I don’t want to fund the wall!

You don’t want to fund Planned Parenthood? I don’t want to fund the wall!

Republicans prefer to spend money on things like further bloating our military, their damn wall, and tax cuts for the rich (which steals from government services that benefit us all). Democrats prefer to spend money on things like renewable energy, public education, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Planned Parenthood. Why should only Republicans […]

Time for Republicans to take personal responsibility

Time for Republicans to take personal responsibility

Hey Republicans! Now that Donald Trump is doing everything in his power to roll back environmental regulations—just like he said he would before you voted for him—I hope you will take a moment to sit down with your children and/or grandchildren and explain to them that you take personal responsibility for shortening their lives. Depending […]

Why Republicans can’t write a bill that helps people

Why Republicans can’t write a bill that helps people

To understand why Republicans failed to pass their replacement for Obamacare, all you need to do is look at the Encarta Dictionary definition of conservatism: “Unwillingness or slowness to accept change or new ideas.” Coming up with their own bill meant that Republicans had to be forward-thinking—and that’s just not in their DNA. What a […]

Martyman does New Orleans

Martyman does New Orleans

Marty’s photo of the day #2132: I wasn’t sure what I was going to post this morning. Then, as I looked through the photos on my hard drive, I came across this one from when we took Martyman to New Orleans. Martyman, of course, had a blast. He picked up this little dolly and danced […]

The Republican Jesus: On Guard for Military Contractors

The Republican Jesus: On Guard for Military Contractors

Marty’s photo of the day #2127: Now that Donald Trump has released his Federal Budget Proposal, the Republican Jesus is busy guarding his money to make sure it only goes to military contractors and tax cuts for the super-rich. And, just as important, he is guarding his food to make sure it isn’t given to […]

Waterbucks

Waterbucks

Marty’s photo of the day #2125: Today we go to Zimbabwe to visit a waterbuck family.

Kellyanne Conway was right!

Kellyanne Conway was right!

Marty’s photo of the day #2124: Oh, my God! Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway was right! Martyman spent all day yesterday punching different combinations of numbers on our microwave. Finally he struck gold: an entire nest of cameras materialized inside! Sorry, Kellyanne. I never should have doubted you.

The Microwave Camera!

The Microwave Camera!

As a photographer, I’m always looking for unique camera equipment. According to Donald Trump’s spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway, one of the ways President Obama and others could have spied on Donald Trump was through “microwaves that turn into cameras.” I’ve been looking at my microwave, and I see popcorn, beverage, baked potato, and beverage buttons, but […]

Fox and deer

Fox and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2123: As mentioned yesterday, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer. The deer was frozen solid, so I moved it to an open spot in the forest and set up my motion-sensing camera. Initially the action […]

Coyote and deer

Coyote and deer

Marty’s photo of the day #2122: I think I’m going to have some impressive, albeit gross, photos to show you over the next few weeks. About a month ago, Deb and I were out hiking in our backyard (we have a very big backyard), when I found a dead deer that I’m pretty sure a […]

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Peace from the Borneo Girls

Marty’s photo of the day #2121: I was hiking in a Malaysian Borneo rainforest, during the height of the Iraq War, when I came across a high school camping trip. Yesterday I posted the boy’s photo; today I’m posting the girl’s photo. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I was the only white person for […]

High School Camping or Terrorist Training Camp?

High School Camping or Terrorist Training Camp?

Marty’s photo of the day #2120: I was hiking in Malaysian Borneo, when I came across what was obviously a high school camping trip. Although there are only boys in this photo, a group of girls posed for me in a different shot. Malaysia is a Muslim country, and I took this photo during the […]

Republican Health Care Tunnel

Republican Health Care Tunnel

Marty’s photo of the day #2119: Step right up folks. The new Republican health care plan is at the end of the tunnel. It’s the best. You’re gonna love it!

My favorite Spanish castle

My favorite Spanish castle

Marty’s photo of the day #2118: My favorite part of visiting Spain were all the castles that we could just walk up to, and sometimes go inside. This decomposing castle was one of my favorites. We were just heading into Spain from France, when we spotted it in a wide valley, miles in the distance. […]

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Trump and the Republicans are using Christianity to kill

Let’s see, so far the Trump and Republican agenda includes massively increasing our military spending (so they can kill more people), gutting the EPA and environmental regulations (so the rich can get richer, while killing more people), making it as difficult as possible for women to have an abortion (so those women can die the […]

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Marty’s photo of the day #2117: Lately I’ve posted several photos from Europe. Let’s stay there for a while longer. This is the town of Zermatt, Switzerland (note the Matterhorn in the background). Flowers were everywhere!

Olive Tree Farm

Olive Tree Farm

Marty’s photo of the day #2116: Here’s a scenic from Spain: an old olive tree farm.

The Matterhorn

The Matterhorn

Marty’s photo of the day #2115: Here’s the Matterhorn, in Switzerland. Deb and I hiked about 25% of the way to the top before we encountered ice and turned around.

Castle of the Sad Countess

Castle of the Sad Countess

Marty’s photo of the day #2114. This is the Castle of the Sad Countess in Arenas de San Pedro, Spain. While working on my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, I pieced together, through various sources (all in Spanish), a story of an amazing woman who resisted the Crown’s repossession of her castle after her […]

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

Why I have so little respect for Republicans

One of the reasons I have so little respect for Republicans is because they have so little respect for Planet Earth. It all started when Ronald Reagan ripped the solar panels off the White House, and it’s only gotten worse since then. What was one of Donald Trump’s first priorities as president? To defund the […]

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