Ten Thousand Elephants


  for CHAI     Early this morning, before the light arrived, I rose quite early in my little house by the river. As usual, after fixing my coffee, I entered the virtual events of a [...]

Ten Thousand Elephants2017-07-29T06:29:31+00:00

The Elephants Please


  The following is a letter I wrote today to the Seattle City Council Members. If these thoughts resonate positively with you, then, please, do share them.   These elephants reside in a sanctuary in Thailand, [...]

The Elephants Please2017-07-29T06:01:30+00:00

In Memory of Panom and her Enduring Spirit


Panom and Galen   Sawadee Everyone, Many of you, over the years, have heard about Panom and some of you have even met her...perhaps have gone down to the river with her. Recently I pulled out [...]

In Memory of Panom and her Enduring Spirit2017-05-02T16:00:26+00:00

Elephant update from baan Panom


“Animals cannot speak, but can you and I not speak for them and represent them? Let us all feel their silent cry of agony and let us all help that cry to be heard in the [...]

Elephant update from baan Panom2017-05-02T16:00:27+00:00

Back With Panom


Last week-end  Chang lek, his family and I took a trip over to Pai, Thailand, to visit my friend, Panom, the elephant. Panom resides with four other elephants at Thom’s Elephant Camp.  I went to get source [...]

Back With Panom2017-05-02T16:00:27+00:00



Pai, Thailand: The mahout woke me at 6:30, the sun just beginning to rise above a rather bleak landscape. I had asked to accompany him up into the hills to get the elephant Panom, where she [...]

SWIMMING WITH PANOM2017-07-29T06:42:44+00:00

A Day at FAE Elephant Hospital


Yesterday Chang Lek and visiting friend Richard Wofford and I drove south of Chiangmai, where I live, to Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital near Lampang Thailand. We began with a very nice conversation with founder [...]

A Day at FAE Elephant Hospital2017-07-29T06:20:42+00:00

Please Watch


This morning I was sent this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61BCB2-OmRY&feature=PlayList&p=CC095FA160405805&index=5 I do encourage everyone to watch this short film and send it on. Not only is it a  powerful and moving indictment about what we are doing to the [...]

Please Watch2017-07-29T06:39:12+00:00
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