Grizzly Men or Certifiably Senseless Showmen: Revisiting the Legacy of Timothy Treadwell

No one appreciates an armchair diagnosis comprised of pyschobabble from unlicensed mental health professionals, much less a one from random FB users. To my knowledge, public sentiment is not a viable diagnostic tool for clinical psychologists and psychiatrists. If it was, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, could be sharing a padded room. These days, opinions are increasingly […]

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 […]