Month: August 2013

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) – Movie Review

Meet Me in St. Louis is a wonderful musical filmed in Technicolor, full of enchanting songs, dazzling costumes, and attractive sets. Time magazine called it “one of the year’s prettiest pictures”, and the Library of Congress deemed it “culturally significant”. The film was directed by […]

A Symbiotic Relationship

Years ago I studied Sea Stars for an article I was preparing to write. Unfortunately, I never got around to writing it due to uncontrollable circumstances, but what I learned was enlightening and a well of information I have been able to refer to since. […]

Banner Update – Finally done!

So here it is! I have finally finished drawing my banner. I must admit, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get it finished. It began like this: After drawing it like this I wondered if it wouldn’t be better to just draw the whole thing […]

What They Can Do Without Bones…

Picture courtesy of NOAA Ocean Explorer The D2 moves along the rock face and stops to zoom in on an interestingly carved cavity. Inside is a light blue blob resembling an octopus with its tentacles curled around its body. Though we expected a variety of […]

What’s Down There – The Unexplored!

View from camera sled Seirios of ROV Deep Discoverer (Picture Courtesy of NOAA Ocean Explorer) The NOAA Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition has drawn to a close. After 31 very profitable dives, the Okeanos Explorer reached her homeport of North Kingstown, Rhode Island on Saturday, August […]

State Fair (1945) – Movie Review

Starring beautiful Jeanne Crain, dashing Dana Andrews, crooner Dick Haymes, and songbird Vivian Blaine, State Fair is comical, dramatic, and delightful. I don’t know when I first saw this movie but it has been amongst my favourites ever since. The music is superb, the characters […]

Our Eyes Under the Sea

NOAA ROV Deep Discoverer (Picture courtesy of Ocean Explorer) ROV is an acronym for remotely operated vehicle. These vehicles are explicitly underwater vehicles and not to be confused with remote control vehicles used on land or in the air. ROV’s are incredible innovations allowing explorers […]

Exploring the Mytilus Seamount

Of over 100,000 seamounts across the globe, the Mytilus seamount is just one of many that have not been explored.  Screenshot of Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition: Live footage. Leg 2 – Dives 4 & 5 During the last two days, the team of the Okeanos […]

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962) – Movie Review

Jumbo is the story of the ups-and-downs of a travelling circus where life revolves around Jumbo, the circuses best act. I have always had a special place in my heart for circuses, though I couldn’t tell you why. Maybe its just the smell of adventure, […]