Review of ‘Warrior Dog’

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Keiki is a Rottweiler owned by police officers Lei and Michael. Descended from a long line of warrior dogs, her only mission is life is to defend her masters and their infant son. The problem is, Keiki is deathly afraid of fire, so when an arsonist targets her ‘family,’ she feels unable to function. Other animals, especially, Blue, a retired police dog, come to her aid, and together, they prove that love can conquer fear.

Warrior Dog by Emily Kimelman is an interesting story in that it’s told from the animal’s point of view. Unlike most such stories that are intended mainly for youngsters, this one is definitely for adults, and the author brings Keiki, Blue and the other animals to life in a most realistic manner. There is tension and mystery as the reader follows Keiki as she comes to grips with her fears. You don’t have to be a dog lover to like this book.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I give it four stars.

Capturing the Moment – Preserving the Memory

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In addition to writing, photography and art have always been my passions. I use all three to capture the essence of the places I’ve been in my life. Travel, by the way, is another passion, which makes a great quartet.

I’d like to share here some of the images I’ve captured with my camera over the past several years – just a few of the thousands of images I’ve snapped across the globe. Missing from my collection are photos taken during my visits to South and Central America – I was unable to take a camera on those trips, so I’m limited to describing them in writing.

The different faces of Africa

The people and places of the continent are a lot more varied than most foreigners think.

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And, of course, one mustn’t forget the animals

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Just a few shots of Cambodian scenes, one of the ten countries in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Pacifica I’ve visited.

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Just a few snaps of western Europe.

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Finally, I’ve done thousands of photos of various regions right here in the good old USA – animals, people, and places of interest – some quite literally in my back yard.

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Just a sampling which I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed.


Walking With Lions – You’re Kidding, Right?

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An article I did recently for Tour and Travel News.  Read here.