Oceans of Opportunity

Category: Reviews & Revelations

Don’t Look Up | a review

During my mindless Netflix flipping to decompress I took a chance with the new DiCaprio/Lawrence film ‘Don’t Look Up’. At surface level, it wasn’t that good, but after sleeping on it, the deeper messaging is quite profound – my suspicion is that this take home was the very intent, and actually mirrors the theme of…

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Spaceship Earth | a review

I just recently returned from personally visiting the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 facility out in the middle of the desert. As a kid, I remember news headlines highlighting the 2 year social experiment that placed a team of ‘Biospherians’ inside the isolated ecosystem – it was really quite interesting to see where the project…

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Ancient Alien Ancestors | a Review

It’s  been  some  time  since I’ve indulged in night  time  reading,  so  I just  recently  picked  up  the  second book in  the  series by Will Hart, Ancient  Alien  Ancestors. This is the follow up to his the Genesis Race which I reviewed back in 2011, and the prequel to a new title to be released…

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In Oceans Deep | a review

Bill Streever’s “In Oceans Deep” hits the nail on the head, referencing from the very beginning that the book tackles “humanity’s presence beneath the waves”, and later concluding that “…a key role remains for manned expeditions…inspiration”. Embodied within those two sentiments is a chronicle of several pivotal moments in human intervention’s history and across various…

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Breathing Underwater | a Review

With 24 hours of travel time, the bulk of which was the trans-arctic flight from New Jersey to Hong Kong, I managed to read Dr. Joe MacInnis’ ‘Breathing Underwater : The Quest to Live in the Sea’ cover to cover. I suppose the flight path over the arctic lent some credence to the reading selection,…

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I Like Diving | a Review

I just turned the last page of Tom Eadie’s ‘I Like Diving’. The 1929 original edition was a Christmas gift from a colleague, so I’m a bit ashamed that it’s taken this long to get to – it proved to be a page turner and I wish I had read it a long time ago.…

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Sirius | a review

I managed to push the envelope this weekend and stayed up til midnight to watch the documentary film ‘Sirius’. The film follows Dr. Stephen Greer’s perhaps evangelical pursuits to expose and disclose the truth about UFO’s and extra-terrestrials. While the subject is often taken as ‘hoakie’ by the masses, I’ve always been intrigued, even to…

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Trapped Under the Sea | a review

With my recent travel schedules I’ve managed to do some much needed catch up  on my reading list, and just turned the last page of Neil Swidey’s ‘Trapped Under the Sea’. The book recounts the tragic event involving the loss of two divers during the Deer Island outfall tunnel project in Boston several years ago.…

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Zeitgeist: the Movie | a review and discussion

On the very rarely found opportunity to kick back and lay on the couch on a  Friday night, like many, I’ll watch a movie. While browsing Netflix for some time, the independent film ‘Zeitgeist’ kept maneuvering to the top of my various lists, so I gave it a go. Zeitgeist is a film by Peter…

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Sealab | the untold stories that changed humankind’s place on this watery planet

 A recent interview in the UT San Diego entitled ‘Underwater Space Race in Scripps Canyon’ discusses Ben Hellwarth’s new book about the 1960’s Sealab project – our country’s ‘innerspace race’ if you will. I’ve written about Sealab before here on ‘a New Life’, as it marked a pivotal time for human exploration of the ocean. This is…

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