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You Are Not a Tree

You Are Not a Tree

You don't have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be.Oprah Three years ago next month, I lost my job in marketing when the company I worked for was acquired. Determined to keep climbing the corporate ladder, I spent the next six months going on interviews and wondering when the next opportunity would [...]

We Must Play a Bigger Role In Keeping Sports Safe for Kids

We Must Play a Bigger Role In Keeping Sports Safe for Kids

Note from the author: Although this topic is outside of my usual niche of travel and animal welfare, sports played a large role in my childhood and influenced my adulthood. I felt like I needed to touch on the topic. This morning, Thursday, February 21, 2019, CBC News and Sports broke the news that an [...]

Running With Wolves – Or, Moose. Or Bears.

Running With Wolves – Or, Moose. Or Bears.

It sounds like the opening line of a joke. Earlier this month, a man was running in New Brunswick, Canada when he was attacked by a moose. Paul Gallant was jogging along the waterfront when he came upon a moose, just 20 meters away from him, standing on the path. His plan to take slow [...]

What the Botswana Elephant Killings tell us About our Relationship with Wildlife

What the Botswana Elephant Killings tell us About our Relationship with Wildlife

Earlier this month, National Geographic reported that only halfway through the 2018 elephant census being conducted by Elephants Without Borders for the government of Botswana, 87 elephants have been found dead. The majority were older males with large tusks - suspected of being poached for their ivory. It's a shocking increase since the last survey, [...]

What Happened When I went Canoe Camping for the First Time

What Happened When I went Canoe Camping for the First Time

When I was a kid, my family and I used to camp on a semi-regular basis. As my brother and I have gotten older, that's long ended. This summer I decided to go back to nature and give camping another shot - and I've been loving it! I'm still figuring some things out - let's [...]