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Review of The Ivory Game (Netflix)

I have watched this documentary twice, the first time to take in its scope, the second to understand what lies in the future for African elephants. Each time I am left asking: can the trafficking be stopped? Although a seemingly impossible task, the filmmakers show how dedicated, uncorrupt agents from Kenya and Tanzania collaborate with […]

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The storm from an Ivory Cloud

As elephants die at the rate of thirty thousand a year, our own lives change. Most of us who are neither for or against ivory trafficking, watch on the sidelines. Occasionally, we might notice the statistics that spell out the tragic story. Putting aside the heartbreak, we’ll realize that all life matters and that one […]

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Introducing meta-conversations

Hello:   Just a quick post to announce the first of a series of videos I will be producing and sharing as I prepare THE FACES IN THE RAIN for publication this year.   I’d love to read your comments either here in this blog or under the video in YouTube. I’ll be back with […]

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Geoffrey Wells Letter #8: Nina, Nelson and never again.

Recently, I’ve been hearing the same song. Everywhere, sung by a wide array of different artists. Odd. Because it’s like someone has put a spell on me. More odd, or odder, because, “I put a spell on you” is the song I hear, and every time, I think about Nina Simone–though the song was written by Jay […]

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Trending in 2015: Jingling our bell patterns

The impact that 2015 will have on us, depending on how and where we stand in our lives, is on my mind as I prepare to launch my new thriller, THE FACES IN THE RAIN. Having written a thriller (not yet published) where Allison, my guileless heroine faces questions of identity and privacy, while being […]

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The ivory, cybercrime, terrorism trail

At a point in time, after the deaths of the thirty thousand elephants killed in 2013 has sunk in, the inevitable question surfaces: Why should the international community care about elephants? It’s not just because they are beautiful, social, caring animals. It’s because by mining the ivory from their carcasses, a vortex of violence and […]

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