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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dr. Jane!

Well, it's a little early, but I thought I'd throw this out for those of you who'd also like to send an email birthday message to Dr. Jane Goodall. She came to San Francisco to speak at the Herbst Theatre last November, and having the chance to see her in person, and even give her a little hug, after admiring her from afar for many years was really memorable.

Here's the link if you'd like to add your birthday wishes to Dr. Jane by April 3.


Char March 3, 2009 at 5:51 PM  

a great and wonderful woman!

Alexandra March 3, 2009 at 6:16 PM  

Isn't she amazing and magical in person? I met her when she spoke at Franklin Park Zoo a couple of years again and was just awed. Thanks for the link to send her a birthday card!

christina March 4, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

I So want to send a b-day greeting to such a beautiful, powerful woman.

Cartooncharacter March 4, 2009 at 11:44 AM  

Reading this post, and the later one regarding the woman who sent you that e-mail that you "stole" "her" idea to photograph San Franciscans, reminds me of the Far Side cartoon of Jane Goodall (2 gorillas in a tree, the female one says, "Well, well -- another blonde hair. ... Conducting a little more 'research' with that Jane Goodall tramp?"). Gary Larson wrote in one of his collections that he received a nasty letter from a woman who was part of an official Jane Goodall society/foundation, reprimanding him for supposedly ridiculing Ms. Goodall. Well, Jane Goodall heard of that and sent him a letter telling him she was honored and delighted to be a subject in one of his cartoons! It just goes to show how some people are so uptight, they will take any excuse to go into some sort of tirade, while others cherish the arts and those who pursue them.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) March 6, 2009 at 8:26 AM  

I was lucky to hear Dr. Jane speak twice last year. What is wonderful about her story is that she succeeded despite doing all the "wrong things" -- such as being born a woman and thinking animals have personalities and rights. She is also not too high and mighty to admit that it was reading Dr. Doolittle books as a child that drew her on her path.