Sharks are all around us! OK...JUMP IN!

When one is out on a boat, and someone calls out "SHARK!", it is generally considered a warning to not go in the water, or, get out. This past weekend, the opposite was true. I went out with the crew from Florida Shark Diving, about 3 miles off Jupiter, Florida, and went swimming with the sharks. These gorgeous creatures, Lemon Sharks, were swarming all around the boat. Captain John had tossed a bait box into the water which sat on the sandy bottom about 80 feet below us. In just moments, dozens of sharks were all around. These sharks were big, about 5 - 6 feet long. This species can get up to 10 feet, however, we did not see anything quite that big. A Hammerhead did come to visit, but, he/s

Turn Left at Mars then Straight on Down the Milky Way

And then, one day, I headed over to Paramount Studios to meet a friend of mine who was working as a production assistant on a new show in development. The show was about a hard boiled detective, played by Glenn Frey (Eagles) who lived near the giant Marlboro Man billboard up on Sunset Blvd. near the Hollywood Hills. The Marlboro Man billboard was one of those iconic images you could see like the Hollywood Sign. The thing stood 70 feet tall and was right next to another huge iconic structure on Sunset Blvd., the Chateau Marmont. Glenn's character, the detective, had a seedy little office that looked out at the Marlboro Man, so, Paramount had recreated it as part of the sets for the show. My f

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The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated - Mahatma Ghandi

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