Pilot Fish Trailblazer Nominee: Cleveland Amory

I’m so honored to write an article about my hero Cleveland Amory for Patti Moed’s Trailblazer Nominee series over at Pilot Fish. Please check it out and see what kind of world Amory wanted to create.

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It’s with great pleasure that I introduce this week’s guest blogger, Luanne Castle, who writes about a man who has inspired her since her childhood.Luanne is an award-winning poet, educator, writer, and an advocate for animal rights. She divides her time between California and Arizona, where she shares land with a herd of javelina. Her heart belongs to her four cats and the homeless cats at the animal shelter where she volunteers.
The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn’t–it just stops you from enjoying it.–Cleveland Amory

Black Beauty

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When I was eight and staying overnight with my grandparents, I discovered a tattered copy of Anna Sewall’s novel Black Beauty in my mother’s old bedroom. I began to read and when my parents came to pick me up the next day I was still reading, lost in the…

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8 responses to “Pilot Fish Trailblazer Nominee: Cleveland Amory

  1. Wonderful way to start this Easter weekend. Reading your blog is always a great pleasure, Luanne!

  2. Great article about a humane human. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Congratulations. Excellent piece

  4. Wonderful article, Luanne! I didn’t really know anything about Cleveland Amory.
    I received Black Beauty as a birthday gift (my birthday is in December, so it might have been Christmas/Hanukkah). My younger daughter must have also been about that age, too, when she decided to become a vegetarian because she didn’t want to hurt animals.

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