Happy Penguin Awareness Day!

Fiordland Crested PenguinIt is Penguin AWARENESS Day not Penguin APPRECIATION Day. Fiordland Crested Penguin

Because man is doing a lot of unhelpful stuff threatening penguins.

Fiordland Crested Penguin

Melting ice and overfishing in Antarctica is crashing the food web the penguins depend upon. For specifics from an eye-witness, read Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica by Fen Montaigne.

Fiordland Crested Penguin

People are doing a lot of good stuff to protect their habitat and make it to another generation. Like Dr. McSweeney in New Zealand.

Beach without penguin

Be aware. Do good stuff before they are gone.

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New Muse Joins Crew

Just returned from the Co-Active Summit 2014 in Napa with Mewe the hedgehog. She joins the trio of muses I have on my dresser. They remind me to keep it playful and to keep working on my penguin guide project and my kea story. Now Mewe the hedgehog will inspire me to keep my promise to be the agent who connects people with each other and groups to transform the world. The Co-Active Summit was hosted by CTI, a global network of co-active leaders and coaches. My three days reconnected me with some of my Panther tribe members and advanced my learning. And it was FUN!   For more thoughts on the Summit check out

Mewe Hedgehog joins my trio of muses

Keep Christmas Weird

Penguins in a canoe

I enjoy how Christmas inspires people to new weird heights.  Move over Austin, TX. You do not have a monopoly on weird.

This picture of penguins in a canoe also fit in with the theme of my Christmas cards this year--penguins. I am writing a penguin viewing guide for New Zealand and it seems like suddenly I see penguins everywhere.  Some are completely silly and some are charming. The last box of cards I bought brings together Santa and penguins, thus subtly encouraging the misperception that penguins live in the northern hemisphere.

Meanwhile this huddle of penguins in the canoe show a highly adaptable spirit that I hope permeates your New Year in 2014.

Merry Christmas!