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Using Story for Effective Animal Advocacy

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Writing | 1 comment

Most fiction writers know that a good story is the key to a memorable book, article or screenplay. But business leaders and marketing specialists have been using the art of storytelling for years as a motivational tool. They realize that stories drive transformational change by putting facts into an emotional context. In the short, instructive video below, Jennifer Aaker, Professor of Marketing at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, discusses a University of Pennsylvania study on how to best...

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Will Animals Survive? Will They Want To?

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

 It doesn’t take long to tell a story. Here, in one minute, fifteen seconds, and three characters – a powerful, compelling story about where we are headed. Very emotional, as all stories must be. Watch and learn. Post by ‎ההרצאה הכי טובה ששמעתי...

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Metamorphosis of the ‘Day by Day Girl’

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014 in Writing | 4 comments

I came across a compelling letter written by Norm Phelps to his fellow Unitarian-Universalists (UU) regarding their long history of being in the vanguard of social progress (see link below). Phelps scolds the leaders of UU for having lost the spirit of “moving the boundaries” of compassion forward to include animals. He points to the religious liberal community’s support of abolition, civil rights, feminism, immigrant rights and LGBTQ rights, but now sees that fight for social justice frozen in time....

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#HydrateDonate Challenge Accepted

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

I’m still not entirely sure of the rules, but here is a video of me accepting fellow author Mark Hawthorne’s...

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Bearing Witness

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Writing | 1 comment

  Did you know that pigs are highly intelligent? Scientific studies have shown that they have better memory and cognitive problem solving skills than a 3-year-old human. Pigs also feel remorse, empathy, and affection; they are playful and often show a silly sense of humor. Most people are unaware that during transport to slaughterhouses, pigs are crammed into trucks. In warmer months they suffer extreme distress from overheating and dehydration – in the winter, they arrive at the slaughterhouses...

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The Power of Guerilla Art

Posted by on May 11, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

Some amazing activism is happening on sidewalks and decaying walls around the world.                                                       And of course – the amazing BANKSY!!                  ...

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Hey, Cliven Bundy, thanks!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Writing | 0 comments

He’s a racist, he’s a bully, he’s an anarchist! But Cliven Bundy has unwittingly done American taxpayers a favor – he has let you in on an issue that most people aren’t aware of: livestock grazing on federal land. Much of the current land owned by the federal government was acquired from England, France, Spain, and other countries after the American Revolution. Congress directed that the territories be explored, surveyed, and made available for settlement. Some of the land...

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