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On Harambe

About three days after the death of Harambe–once a mortal Western Lowland Gorilla, now an immortal internet meme/satirized martyr–I wrote a post conveying my feelings. I figured I’d missed the newsworthy window, so I ditched it. 563 more words

Time to find a new Tourism Minister

If I were the Ugandan Minister of Tourism, I would have little trouble advertising the country to tourists.  Kevin and I went there several years ago and for anyone who is a fan of wildlife, it is a true paradise.   205 more words

Port Lympne revisited

I don’t like zoos, I don’t go to the circus, I shan’t be attending festivals involving elephants if we’re lucky enough to get to India later in the year but… I do admire the work of institutions like the Aspinall Foundation. 228 more words


Road Trip #19 - National Zoo

I first visited the National Zoo in 1995 when living in Washington DC for three months while my then-boyfriend-now-husband was working as an intern.  As a UK national, I was not employed for those three months so was footloose and fancy free during his work hours and could explore all over Washington DC and its suburbs – essentially anywhere the metro system or Shanks Pony could take me.   1,390 more words

Gorilla - Anthony Browne

POINTS: 3 out of 10.

Bechdel: 0 points
Variety of characters: 0 points
Good story:  2 points
Discretionary ideological points: 1 point. 396 more words


King Kong

Universal (2005) 188 min. PG-13 

Director: Peter Jackson

Screenplay: Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh based on King Kong by Merian C. Cooper & Edgar Wallace… 14,786 more words