Josh M. Kiszka@josh_gvf


“Wanna know what I love about elephants? Everything! For instance, did you know that elephants can communicate with each other from over 6 miles away? They do this by using sonar that only they can hear which is transmitted through their feet or through their chest depending on the terrain. Their trunks have over 40 thousand muscles in them, weighing about 400 pounds, but their skin is so sensitive that they can even feel a fly when it lands on them or even pick up a tiny grain of rice! They’re born blind, weighing around 250 pounds, and they can stand up almost immediately. And they are the only mammals that can’t jump! They are smart, sensitive, ethereal beings but the tragedy is that they are on the verge of extinction.” - Jason Flom


“At heart I've always been a music fan. That part of me has never changed since I was a little kid, sitting in a room watching a record go round, looking at the colour of the labels.”
- Sir Elton John
“The Rocket Man”


I am happy to announce the album has officially been Tom Hanks approved.


“An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.” - David Attenborough

Wonder wildly, and have a cerebral Earth Day.


Walking with the desert wind at Coachella 2018


The “Serrano Indians” came here some 2,500 years ago. The Serranos are of the Shoshone tribe and were thought to have migrated southwest from the Wind River region of Wyoming. Their original name for Big Bear was Yuhaviat, meaning “pine place”. The Spanish called these Shoshone, “Serranos”, meaning mountaineer. For centuries, Bear Valley was a favorite hunting and food gathering source for these peace loving people.




Jake and I️ in our studies to greater understand the significant impact climate change has presented our global community.


“What obligation is more binding than to protect the cherished, to defend whoever or whatever cannot defend itself, and to nurture in turn that which has given nourishment? I’m reminded of words written by John Seed, an Australian environmentalist. When he began considering these questions, he believed, “I am protecting the rain forest.” But as his thought evolved, he realized, “I am part of the rain forest protecting myself.”
-Richard Nelson


“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” - Henry David Thoreau, Walden


A cinematic safari into the heart of the Los Angeles jungle.


“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
-John Muir