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Art Auction coming up to support the Rhino


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Hello friends, followers,  do-gooders.  I have a favor to ask of you.

Besides being  a part-time writer I also wear another hat.  That of Vice-President of Operations for Fight for Rhinos.  That is  a self-anointed title I had to apply to myself when signing on to the organization but one I take seriously.  Its my wife who does the real back-breaking work in regards to research, blogging,  networking, fundraising,  and brain storming with other conservationist to help the endangered Rhino from going extinct on this planet and NEVER coming back.

Can you believe it, an animal that has been around for 60 Millions years…basically  a living Fossil, may go extinct in less than 20 years all because its horn is valued more than that of gold.

I think its tragic…to me the possible extinction of the Rhino and I don’t say this lightly is a summation of man’s ignorance, apathy, pride  and arrogance  on this planet.

The earth is big,   YES very big.  But so is our egos to think we can’t hurt it irrevocably.

 

Now this is where my favor comes in.  It’s actually a small favor.

We have organized an Online Art Auction Charity in support of helping out with various on the ground Projects for the Rhino.  I am asking two things of you MY FOLLOWERS….:)

FIRST  –  GO CHECK IT OUT ….!  Its starts June 1st for bidding, but you can check out the pieces right now. Right   HERE .. Some are pretty cool and we still have more pieces from talented artists coming in to add to the collection. Some are high priced and some are low priced but all fairly priced for that artist’s work. There is even a piece of Art done by a Rhino….:)

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SECOND – To garner interest in this Art Auction we are doing a Thunderclap campaign which is set to go BOOM on May 28th three days before  June 1st before the auction to enable us to reach almost a million people or more about the event. Basically the Thunderclap works like this.  You go to the site specifically for our event and click one of three social media sites you wish to broadcast our message through to your followers on that particular day. The three outlets are  Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr  or you can do all THREE! (each one counts separately)  thunderclaplogo

We have a  goal of getting 250 people to sign up . RIGHT NOW we are at about 150 people….  We really need those other 100 people to make this work…..SO Please  ( I am now on my knees)  sign on to our THUNDERCLAP…it actually only takes a second to click it  and is completely safe btw regarding security and privacy.

Thank you very much.  I hope you take the time over this long weekend to help us out and the Rhino as well… 🙂

 

P.S I believe the Rhino is a Unicorn…a fat one but a Unicorn…:)

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Here she is…! Day #9 and 10


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Joseph, her Massai friend in Kenya with TIsha

FIRST OFFICAL PIC OF MY WIFE ON HER NATIVE SOIL OF AFRICA!….Well she would call it her native soil anyways…:)

Tisha visited one of her closest friends she met through Facebook who lives in Kenya.  His name is Joseph who is of the Maasai Tribe in Kenya. 

Hey, it’s our Anniversary today Oct 20th,  and she’s on a date with another man…what gives!…:)

Notice the hat Joseph is wearing…yeah Tisha got that for him….she’s a big Detroit Tigers fan.

He came to visit her at the latest lodge she is staying at.  I will post on that topic tomorrow perhaps and let her as well, when  she returns with more pics…:)

Happy Anniversary Babe! Love ya!

Where in the World is my wife – Day#2 and #3


I have been keeping an eye on my wife’s 14-DAY Itinerary while in Kenya and I have to assume she touched down safely in Nairobi yesterday,  Sunday at 9;20 pm Kenya Time  (1:20pm our time) . Because I cannot get in contact with her whatsoever…I think she’s avoiding me…ha!

The first night there  she stayed a hotel in Nairobi.  Now she has already set off for her first stop in Kenya.

The Samburu Reserve.  See Pics below –  I Found a map of the reserve along with  pictures of the accommodations she may be staying in there….

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Intrepid camp

I’m sure she’s loving it amongst the African wildlife.  I am sure she will bring back actual pics of her stay at each place she’s stays…

She is only staying at this place for a couple of days..then it’s on to the next place…:)

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How Will You Celebrate World Rhino Day?


World Rhino Day is coming this Sunday! Check out FIght for Rhinos Blog about it People!

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Sunday, September 22 is World Rhino Day.

save the rhino world rhino dayMost of us aren’t going to be wearing the “Save the Rhino” costumes and holding signs on Sunday, but we CAN do something. So what will you be doing on World Rhino Day?

Visit your local zoo. Many of them are hosting events and activities to involve children and adults alike; from educational opportunities to tours of the rhino bomas.

Sign and share petitions.
http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/foreverwild/

http://forcechange.com/15195/end-the-poaching-and-smuggling-of-rhino-horns/

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/295/569/622/stop-brutal-slaughter-of-rhinos/

Share articles and blogs (Fight for Rhinos is a good one 😉 ) to raise awareness. Tell everyone who will listen about the fight for their lives, about the questionable future of their species.

If you are able to, donate to one of the trusted organizations who work tirelessly to save them. Any of the links listed on the left of this page are reputable groups. It’s an expensive job, without regular income to help…

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The Incident – A 100 Word Flash Fiction Story


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The Incident –  Toogli hung from the tree high over head, hidden, looking down through the thick foliage. She had told him to run and not to look back.  He was a good son, so he had listened and ran like the wind through the trees. His friends often said he was the fastest. No one could touch him when he was one with the trees. Branch to branch, his soul knew the woods like no other. His mother had taught him well. She would win the day. She would get away. The two legs would be disappointed today.
“Crack!”   It rang out clear to his ear straight to his heart.
He had turned back then to the place they had been, just in time to see them dump the limp body of his mother inside the canvas bag and pull the drawstring tight.

The End

Note:  Thank you to Josh Mosey for the 100 word Writing Prompt

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Check out my wife’s VERY first YouTube Video she made for the conservation of Rhinos on her own Blog…I am so proud of her. More to come… and if you feel like RE-BLOGGING this on your website I won’t complain 🙂

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My first YouTube attempt..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2-zKb-V10s

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