Alarming Footage of Adult-Aged North American Brown Bear Orphans (Alaska-Summer 2018)

As a former curator, as well as Director of Conservation Programs at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (AWCC),  I was concerned by this footage recently recorded by a visitor to the Portage, AK open-range zoological park, which doubles as a refuge or sanctuary for orphaned wildlife.  The short clip without much context, captures an interaction between […]

My “Natural” Response to Being Labeled An “Unnaturalist” By Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society”

My “Natural” Response to Being Labeled An “Unnaturalist” By Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society” –Dr. Jordan Carlton Schaul “Unnaturalist” or “Unscientist”? Some might say that Captain Paul Watson is a charlatan. I would argue that, at the very least, his acumen for the natural history and behavior of marine mammals could very […]

New ‘Housewife’ Eden Sassoon Discusses Life with her Iconic Father & her Evolving Brand

Ten years ago, Eden Sassoon was probably most known as the daughter of iconic hair styling pioneer Vidal Sassoon. Her father may have revolutionized the beauty industry, but Eden has diversified beyond beauty as an enterprising serial entrepreneur. She is extraordinarily humble, dismissing the moniker, and questioning it vehemently. “Serial entrepreneur! I never thought of […]

Parenting Kids on the Autism Spectrum & Teaching Tolerance: An Exclusive Interview with Autism Awareness Advocate Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger

                                                 Home Page   This article has also appeared on the Huffington Post website: In a recent correspondence with my friend, former model, fashion designer and Autism Speaks board member Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, I mentioned that I was eager to talk to her about autism awareness. Mrs. Hilfiger is a staunch advocate among public […]