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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Santa Spills the Beans in "Santa Confidential!"--Artwork by Chris Browne

Are you the real Santa?"

"How do you deliver presents when we don’t have a chimney?"

"How do the reindeer fly?"

"Can you really see us when we’re sleeping?"

"How do you know who’s been naughty or nice?"

Did you ever want to know the real answers to these questions? All of them, and many more, have been asked of Santa Claus over the years, and he thinks it's time you knew the truth.

Here, in this amazing, entertaining, and funny book are the answers to the top fifty-two questions – one for each week of the year.

So whether parents read them to their children, or you read them for yourself, you’ll have fun every week from Christmas to Christmas.

Illustrated by world-famous artist Chris Browne, and penned by the “jolly ol’ elf” himself, Santa Confidential reveals what you’ve always wanted to know. 

The book is available for ordering from Diamond, and will ship in time for Christmas! (Stocking Stuffer, you know.)

ISBN # Signed Edition: 978-1-4675-3957-9

ISBN # Sketch Edition:  978-1-4675-3959-3


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Swimming with the Fishes--The Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has a wonderful program called "Swimming with Gentle Giants." I've been lucky enough to be able to do this program twice. Most recently with Matt Driscoll and Mike Zeck.  It's amazing to realize that this is the only place, at least in the US, where you can swim with these whale sharks (four), while also being surrounded by manta rays and various types of more toothy sharks and other fish.

                                                    (Mike on the left, next to me. Matt, second from the right.)

As well as be a ton of fun, the money spent on the experience also goes to a good cause.  A portion of the proceeds from the Dive Immersion Program goes to the aquariums 4R Program, aimed at Research, Rehabilitation, Responsibility and Rescue of aquatic wildlife around the world. Georgia Aquarium currently has 4R projects involving beluga whales, loggerhead sea turtles and coral reefs, as well as the one with the whale sharks.

                                                               (I'm on the left. Mike with the yellow goggles.)

Research and conservation projects sponsored by the Georgia Aquarium are helping us better understand the biology of aquatic animals, and to provide protection for wildlife and their habitats in Georgia and around the world. Research projects on whale sharks in Mexico, Taiwan and in the Ocean Voyager exhibit in Georgia help scientists gain a better understanding of the biology of whale sharks, and will facilitate policy decisions to provide greater protection for this gentle giant.

Oh, and did I mention that it's an amazing experience?