How can we be safe if law enforcement can’t always help us?

What happened in Uvalde, Texas where it was obvious that law enforcement was not capable or willing to stop someone killing school children, is a perfect example of a much bigger problem confronting our country in maintaining some kind of safe environment for our nation. Well armed law enforcement were on the scene within minutes … Continue reading How can we be safe if law enforcement can’t always help us?

Supreme Court Drives Red and Blue Americas In Opposite Directions

Today's New York Times points at the Supreme Court as being partly responsible for much of the current divide in this country. I think it is obvious to most people in this country that this small group of mortals has way too much power in telling the rest of us how we should live, yes, … Continue reading Supreme Court Drives Red and Blue Americas In Opposite Directions

West El Paso’s biggest parade returning on July 4

For over two decades West El Paso’s biggest parade of the year has been the Independence Day Parade sponsored by the Rotary Club of West El Paso.  This year’s parade with the theme “We the People” on July 4 will be no different. With the financial support of community parade sponsors like the Rotary Club … Continue reading West El Paso’s biggest parade returning on July 4

Water system expert needed at shelter in Juarez

Greetings from the Tree of Hopes shelter in Anapra. The shelter is located in far northwest Juárez, about 5 miles due west as a crow flies of our new meeting place at the Mesa Street Grill.  Thanks to Robert Holguin of K-Fox and his special report earlier this summer we have recently received over a dozen … Continue reading Water system expert needed at shelter in Juarez

How you can help Afghanistan refugees in El Paso

Aerial image of the mountains of Afghanistan, Wikimedia Creative Commons Afghanistan refugees arriving at Fort Bliss are some of the lucky ones. Now they have a second chance at a better life. If you would like to help them here is some information on what you can do. Some donation items include: Clothing - NEW … Continue reading How you can help Afghanistan refugees in El Paso

Sign up to be a conservation volunteer at the Zoo

The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens Conservation Education Program is recruiting volunteers to work with our Education Team both virtually and at the Zoo.   This  program is designed to help the Zoo accomplish its mission in support of important zoo goals including (1) providing excellent, expert, and compassionate care for our animals, (2) actively … Continue reading Sign up to be a conservation volunteer at the Zoo

They lived with mountain gorillas

FREE special Zoom presentations May 8 and June 5 - Register Soon Not everyone who writes a book about mountain gorillas makes it on the recommended reading list of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. Writing Guide to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, Home to Critically Endangered Mountain Gorillas was a labor of love and during the … Continue reading They lived with mountain gorillas

Following a dream to the land of the mountain gorilla

Silverback mountain gorilla at Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda by Rick LoBello by Rick LoBello All around the world people are working to save endangered species and our environment.  Many of them are inspired by their visits to zoos.  That is what happened to me when I was 4 years old and my mother joined me … Continue reading Following a dream to the land of the mountain gorilla

A story of hope: from Rwanda to the rest of the world

Everyone has stories. Some stories are happy, some are sad, others are funny, informative, motivating and still others give us something we all need every day, hope. This is a story of hope.  Frederick Ndabaramiye is from Rwanda and we know each other only from emails, but we have a mutual friend in Jeff Ramsey … Continue reading A story of hope: from Rwanda to the rest of the world