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College tour hiking

College tour hiking

Marty’s photo of the day #3316: My favorite college speaking tours are the ones where I have time between shows to do a little exploring. Several years ago I was on a tour that took me through Arizona, and I spent part of a day hiking in the Petrified Forest National Park. I found this […]

Penguin ID

Penguin ID

Marty’s photo of the day #3098: When I perform my college shows, I quiz my audiences on the various penguin species. Overall, the audience gets about a 25 percent correct, and someone always yells “Happy Feet!!” This is a chinstrap penguin. If you ever come to one of my shows, you can yell it out, […]

Desert colors

Desert colors

Marty’s photo of the day #3083: A few years ago I was on a college speaking tour that took me to California and Arizona. During a day off between gigs, I headed into the Mojave Desert. I was searching for desert tortoises (see Saturday’s post) and was treated to a desert in full-bloom. Here’s a […]

The desert tortoise comes through

The desert tortoise comes through

Marty’s photo of the day #3081: A few years ago I was on a college speaking tour that took me to California and Arizona. During a day off between gigs, I headed into the Mojave Desert in search of a desert tortoise. Very rarely does nature cooperate and produce the very animal I’m looking for, […]

Speaking tour food

Speaking tour food

When I’m at home, I watch my weight and exercise. When I’m on a college speaking tour, as I am in New York this week, I’m not quite as careful. Nevertheless, to avoid eating in restaurants the entire time, I headed over to a supermarket this evening and picked up some healthier foods to bring […]

Snowy Sedona

Snowy Sedona

Marty’s photo of the day #2858: Several years ago I was on a college speaking tour that routed me through New Mexico and Arizona. I loved that tour! This photo is from a snowing morning, when I made a stop in Sedona between college shows in Arizona.

The value of animals . . .

The value of animals . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2711: At my college shows, I talk about the value of all animals—not only because of their value to nature, but also because of their value to humans. This moose is a great example. Obviously moose are important to the ecosystems they live in, and, also, they provide great value […]

After hundreds of shows, the most memorable are . . .

After hundreds of shows, the most memorable are  . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2546: I’m posting late today because, oh joy, I’ve been on airplanes since early this morning, flying from Philadelphia to Missoula. Yesterday’s show at Rowan College at Gloucester County was my last for this school year. Next year will be my twelfth of speaking at colleges. When you’ve performed hundreds […]

Cactus flower

Cactus flower

Marty’s photo of the day #2354: I photographed this cactus flower in 2013, when I was on a college speaking tour in Arizona. I had completely forgotten about it, until now.

Unfortunate last names

Unfortunate last names

While I wait for the editing and cover art to be completed for my new science-fiction political-satire, Time is Irreverent, I have plenty of work to do, running my talent agency. One of those jobs includes updating my list of more than 7,000 college talent buyers. It’s a tedious task, as I have to visit […]

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