About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Thursday, April 2, 2020


Anne has several amazing photographer / naturalist pals who very generously share their outstanding work. The latest batch from Marty Horowitz (who was a contributor to Anne's former blog) had these turtle pictures, which he's kindly given me permission to post here (click for larger). 

He adds: "Note the last turtle image, which shows carapace scutes being shed.  This process (helped along by basking) is a normal part of replacing hard structures with new, larger ones to accommodate the growth of the animal." He offers this link for more:

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