Mark C. Ross Message Board
posts on 7/25/2006 8:33:57 PM
Hi Mark- I have not spoken with you since we went on safari in '93. Please email me your updated contact info. asap please. I would love to catch up, but more importantly, I have some friends that want to safari with you! Hope you are well. - Jill
posts on 4/8/2006 9:26:44 PM
A riveting and sad read. Ross'love for the continent jumps out between the lines. West Africa was my home for two years when I started my teaching career and this book brought it all back for me...the sights, sounds that are the rythmn of this continent.
Mary Louise Presson posts on 3/27/2006 12:49:41 PM
I too have searched for an address to contact Mr. Ross with no success. I read Dangerous Beauty shortly after returning from a safari in Kenya and felt I was reliving much of the trip, especially the time spent in Samburu, which was incredible. There were numerous sections of the book that were so meaningful to me having just been there that I wanted to relay to him and possibly discuss further. I have also been searching for employment in Kenya, and would very much like Mr. Ross's thoughts on that topic.
Anonymous posts on 3/12/2006 12:49:52 PM
Dear Mr. Ross: I hesitate to write this not knowing what or how to say this, so I guess I'll just jump in. First, thank-you for writing this book. I am currently on my third re-read and have learned something new each time. Africa is a place I can only dream of seeing from here on the Great Plains(South Dakota). Oh - to see Africa as you do! Your observant & descriptive eye brings Africa right to my front porch - and for that I thank you. Second, I am truly sorry for the loss of your friends and the others on that fateful day in Uganda. I cannot imagine what it must have cost you to write these words.
Godspeed, Mr Ross - may life be kinder to you. Warmest regards-doreenfv
Jean M posts on 3/5/2006 4:29:03 PM
Just finished your book after a two week trip to Tanzania.
I felt while reading your text that I was back on safari! Your descriptions of the animals, people, and landscape are increadable.
I have not been to Kenya but hopefully some day I will be able to return to the Africa you love.
Dick Gubser posts on 1/5/2006 5:13:52 PM
I would like some information about the an African safari with your company. My wife and I attended your lecture at Principia College, and at that time you stated that your only advertisement was by word of mouth.
This safari adventure does interest me and, if possible, would like more information. Also any suggestions you might have would be appreciated.
Yes, my wife is Helen Gubser who taught with your mother at Illini Junior High School.
Thank you for your reply.
All I want is the good life posts on 8/5/2005 1:00:27 PM
I dont get it one bit who is this guy? What kind of books does he write? Man the only place I belong is the Margert Petersn haddix board.
Temora Cooper posts on 8/5/2005 7:02:59 AM
hi mark - I have been trawling the internet trying to find an email address for you. I don't even know whether these guys will post this as it doesn't specifically relate to the book - (if you won't post it could you please forward it for me?). temora xx
anonymous posts on 7/9/2005 11:25:46 PM
Unfortunately for Mr.Ross. I was there. I can assure that a few facts in this book are very false. This contradicts his desire to give an account of "true facts".
Mark C. Ross posts on 5/23/2005 9:16:42 AM
DearMark, I need to talk/write to you. We want to go with you on a safari in Jan. or Feb.with our son &nd his wife. Remember our son, just your age, who is into geology, archeology and poetry. He has some time off from job at Brown U, next year and we want him to make a trip with you and only you. Can we do a plane trip to make it cover more territoy. He would really love to see Oldavai...geology background. No one would do except youl We could probably do 2 weeks. Please, Mark, this is so important to us. Wally is 81 but in good health & wants to do it again. Can you fit us in? Please. It is our last big trip and only you would do. Please. I feel this is so necessary to spend time with our son and with you, surrogate son. Please contact us. Love to you.
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