Author Archives: Brian Alan Burhoe

About Brian Alan Burhoe

A Graduate of the Holland College Culinary Course, Brian Alan Burhoe has cooked in Atlantic Coast restaurants and institutional kitchens for over 30 years. He is a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation. Brian's articles reflect his interests in food service, Canadian history, imaginative literature, wildlife writing, animal rights, wilderness preservation and our best friends -- our dogs. See his CIVILIZED BEARS!

Wildlife Photographer Thomas D Mangelsen Unveils His Legacy Reserve Collection

  As A Capstone To His Heralded Career, Renowned American Photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen Unveils His “Legacy Reserve Collection”   “By purchasing one of these special fine art photographs, collectors get a rare invitation to go wildlife watching with Mangelsen … Continue reading

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World Elephant Day 2017 – Save The Elephants

  “Global momentum to shut down ivory markets provides reason to celebrate on World Elephant Day 2017.”     It’s World Elephant Day 2017 and “millions of animal lovers around the world are raising a cheer for nature’s biggest land … Continue reading

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Saving Fiona: Fiona Hippo Baby Story Book Review

  Saving Baby Fiona: Science, Social Media, and the Story of a Baby Hippo     I have mixed feelings about zoos. For me, they lie somewhere between circuses and wildlife preserves. Circuses have outlived their time. Too much animal … Continue reading

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Stories, Characters, Typewriters: UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks Book Review

  Stories, Characters & Typewriters: UNCOMMON TYPE by Tom Hanks – a Book Review     “I type almost every day,” Tom Hanks once said, while showcasing one of his 250 fully-operating typewriters. “This keyboard right here — which does … Continue reading

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Healing Leashes for War Vets: Pups for Patriots Act – Service Dogs

  “The new Pups for Patriots Act seeks to put more healing leashes into the hands of America’s veterans coping with the invisible wounds of war.”     I grew up with war vets. Guys from the Big One: WWII. … Continue reading

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  FRENCH WINE FOR A FLAT BELLY by Thomas Newman – Diet Plan Book Review     “You’ve really lost weight!” “I know. My clothes are hanging off me. I’m going to lose more.” “How did you do it?” “A … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Bathtub Made from a Tree – Beautiful or Destructive

  Can a Tree Become a Bathtub?   “Timber Neutral Makes World’s Largest Wooden Tub!” or, as one viewer observed, is it “a badly photoshopped image of a girl in a cereal bowl?” Here’s my thoughts on seeing the girl … Continue reading

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4 Crucial Summer Health and Safety Tips for Cats

  Four Crucial Summer Health & Safety Tips for Cats!     “THE ONLY THING I ENVY ABOUT A CAT IS ITS PURR. IT’S THE MOST CONTENTED SOUND IN THE WORLD.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery [1] We’ve always had cats. … Continue reading

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WILDLIFE 911: ON PATROL by Wildlife Conservation Officer John Borkovich – a Book Review

  WILDLIFE 911: ON PATROL by Wildlife Conservation Officer John Borkovich – a Book Review     When we think of Wildlife Officers bravely battling poachers, trophy hunters and greedy lowlifes to protect our endangered wildlife, we think of the … Continue reading

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MOUNTIES ON THE COVER By Al Lund – A Canadian Book Review

  “I’ve been collecting Royal Canadian Mounted Police literature for more than fifty years.” Al Lund, Staff Sergeant, RCMP (retired)     In his chapter called “Dust Jackets” in MOUNTIES ON THE COVER, Al Lund writes of a practice that, … Continue reading

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