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    June 2022 Newsletter Reprint – Celebrating Remarkable Friends

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, and welcome to my camo jeep. Half of 2022 is nearly done, so let’s not another minute waste. As your tushy nestles into the cushy seat from which you’ll enjoy our virtual safari, check out the thought for the day, hanging from the front of the jeep. “Of all the means to ensure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.” Epicurus. I feel an overwhelming gratitude for the greatest gift of all – friendship. On this tour, while we watch the animals palling around, I’m excited to share a few of my remarkable friends and their accomplishments…

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    May 2022 Newsletter Reprint – The Boabab Tree and Me

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo. A huge welcome back to my Untamed Unexpected Unforgettable safari. At this time of year particularly, my bi-continental inclinations and my *baobab tree existence, become significantly confusing. When May rolls in, my northern hemisphere world is budding and alive. In our home in Florida, there is an abundance of babies. Wee birds learning to fly, baby squirrels learning the rules of the road, and recently sparse trees have become gloriously abundant with the promise of more leaves on the way. But May in the southern hemisphere is quite different. Everything is dying. Trees are dismally bare; animals are putting final touches on their plans for…

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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…

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    October 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome back to my camo-painted, open air jeep. I can’t wait to take you on a safari to see the wilds of lovely South Africa! We’re off to see nature’s finest creations – the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino. Just a reminder: from this jeep, the only shots taken will be via a phone or camera lens. ;o) While we drive deep into the African bush, we could contemplate spooky things since it’s Halloween, but how about I play a little melody for you from the days of yore. “Blue Moon” is one of my all-time favorites though it…

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    September 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome to my Safari Jeep! I am delighted to have you hop on aboard for a little meander in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. Today we’re taking a detour down memory lane. Pull on your leg warmers, bolster up your shoulder pads, perm your hair or tease it … whatever it takes to make it BIG, baby … and let’s step back in time to 1980! If you were born in that decade or later, bear with me, I’ll paint you a picture. But first things first and for the sake of what MUST be said urgently, I’m going to muddle up my Untamed,…

  • Newsletter Reprint,  War Serenade

    August 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Helloooooooooo and welcome to another trip in my safari jeep to explain the Untamed, Unexplored and Unforgettable. (NOTE: The book signing was a resounding success! Thank you to all who attended!) FIRST AND FOREMOST, YOU are cordially invited to the very informal christening of Zebra. Pop in and raise your tot of Amarula in true South African style to toast to his future as you nibble on some biltong and have some fun. WHEN? 12 September, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. WHERE? Beauty Forever Skincare, 107 N. Palm Ave., Indialantic, FL 32903   Today we’re taking a magical detour—camo jeep and all—to Santorini, Greece, where a miracle happened. UNEXPECTED! Every year for…

  • War Serenade

    Code Name: War Serenade

    What started as a true story my mom told me in lieu of a fairytale when I was four, muddled around in my head for decades. I never heard a love story which touched me more. Finally, I decided to transpose it from my head and heart into a script, the most logical landing place, I felt, because these characters and their great love were larger than life and deserved to be on a movie screen. That true story became “War Serenade”—the screenplay. I pitched “War Serenade” the movie to producers in Hollywood. Miraculously I received a call and Allan, the producer, said “This is a hell of a love…