Exclusive: Meet the extraterrestrial from the “Galactic Federation.”

Professor Haim Eshed, the retired brigadier general in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and former director of space programs for the Israel Ministry of Defense for nearly 30 years, told Israeli newspaper Yedioth Aharonoth, earthlings have been in contact with extraterrestrials from a galactic federation. “The Unidentified Flying Objects have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet.”

He also revealed that President Donald Trump struck a deal with the extraterrestrial race to keep quiet about them on Twitter so they can carry out their experiments among us.

Earlier today, I found a member of the Galactic Federation living in the bottom of a box in our work shed. He agreed to let me share an exclusive photo of the encounter here, in exchange for a new set of 4 Duracell Coppertop C Batteries.

Joshua Tree at Sunset

Even though I’ve lived in Southern California since I was just seven years old, I made my first trip to Joshua Tree National Park last week.

One of my favorite photos from the visit is this magnificent Joshua Tree at sunset. The park is a magical place with a spirit you can feel.

Destroyed by fire. The Desert Theater. Indio, California.

Gone but not forgotten.

The abandoned Desert Theatre on Fargo Street in Indio, California was deemed a ‘total loss’ by CalFire Saturday after a fire broke out inside the building. She was one month shy of her 83rd birthday.

Opened on December 15th 1937, The Desert Theatre was the hot spot on a Friday and Saturday night for the locals in this desert town in the Coachella Valley. She was owned by Judge Leroy A. Pawley, who was the first Mayor of Indio from 1930 – 1932.

Here’s a photo I took of the building in July 2019 while on a photo safari across the Coachella Valley.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Go see the film “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” written and directed by Toronto filmmaker Alison Reid. It traces the history of Anne Innis Dagg, who went to Africa in 1956 to study giraffes.

One of my favorite places to photograph giraffes in the States is The Living Desert near Palm Springs. Here are a few favs from the past year.

1987 Beijing International Marathon Finishers Medallion.

I received this 1987 Beijing International Marathon Finishers Medallion as a thank you gift from the Chinese Athletic Assn. after three Chinese runners competed in Long Beach Marathon on May 1, 1988.

The Long Beach, California event included a race within the race for the Pacific Rim marathon championship, with 20 athletes competing from China, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and South Korea.

My team had created and hosted a reception for VIPs and sponsors along the finish line of the event. Our guests and championship athletes had a terrific time and presented this as a thank you by the team from China.

It was the first time Chinese runners had competed in a marathon on U.S. soil, making this memento of the day very special to me.