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    May 2024 Newsletter Reprint – From The Rainbow Bridge to an Evening with the STARs

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints   Hellooooooooooooo and Welcome, Thank you  coming back for another wild, wacky safari in my camo jeep. I hope this finds you full of the joys of spring; or for my friends south of the equator, stocking up for the coming winter. As you likely know, my Tula girl – our 16-year-old Aussie Shepherd at seventy pounds, was living on borrowed time, and we were grateful for every precious day with her. She suddenly had enough and went on to other adventures. The pain of losing her was so acute…only other pet lovers could ever understand. My insightful just-turned-teen granddaughter, Abby, summed it up beautifully: I…

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    March 2024 Newsletter Reprint – Tears, Hugs & Fearless Flying

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, Thank you for joining me in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. It’s so good to have you here. Did you know that each time I write a newsletter, it’s your face I see? I’ve thought a lot about my ideal avatar and guess what? YOU’RE IT!! Proof is if you’re reading this, you get me, and I get you. How cool is that? And boy! Am I grateful to have you in my world!! I do hope you’ve marked your calendar for…drum roll…. 𝑨𝒏 𝑬𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒔–𝒂 𝒎𝒖𝒍𝒕𝒊-𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒔𝒊𝒈𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕! 𝑭𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚, 𝑨𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒍 5 6:30 – 8:30 𝒑𝒎 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝑰𝒏𝒏 𝑴𝒆𝒍𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆-𝑽𝒊𝒆𝒓𝒂 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑪𝒕𝒓,…

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    February 2024 Newsletter Reprint – Hands, Hearts & Fun Stuff

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and here we are, together again in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. How happy that makes me. I hope it does the same for you. Three or more weeks before Valentine’s Day, hundreds of flights from Colombia and Ecuador delivered around 18,000 tons of flowers to the Florida hub in Miami this year. There were roses and carnations from Bogota; pompons, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums from Medellin; and roses, carnations, and gypsophila from Quito to name just a few. All in the name of love. Or lust. Or hopefulness.   UNTAMED! But I reckon we should go back to basics. What happened to good old hand-holding? It’s free, you…

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    February 2022 Newsletter Reprint – Excerpts await you…

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome back to my camo jeep! I don’t know about you, but my life’s been a hellofa ride lately, so, climb aboard and let you and me de-stress, and soak up nature’s wonders as we cruise along, reveling in the unmarred beauty around us. Deep breath in, as we welcome all things that make us happy, and out… letting go of all the nyagas (troubles/rubbish/poop/yukkie stuff) while we cruise through the living, breathing, beautiful tableau that is South Africa’s wild side. As we watch the elephant frolic and the flamingoes fly in sync, skimming the water with wide pink wings; and we hear the…

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    January 2022 Newsletter Reprint – It’s Summer in South Africa

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, and welcome back to my camo-painted jeep. It’s clean as a whistle thanks to the heavy rains in Gauteng (formerly the Transvaal) this time of year. It’s the height of summer in South Africa, and on our safari today the animals will be in their element as they show off, frolic and play, making the most of the newly created waterholes. You see, water is scarce in southern Africa, so when at last the rains come, all of us—mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish—celebrate.     Today we might see a herd of elephants trumpeting and playfully squirting each other as they convert…