Exploring the Intelligence of Mollusks

As human beings we often gravitate towards animals, specifically mammals that behave like us. The more a fuzzy little critter displays human qualities, the more adorable and intelligent we believe that it is. However, there are so many animals that are not like us that also display a high level of intelligence. Let’s take a… Read more »

Flossing May Be Bunk, but Not Mollusks!

This just in: according to the Associated Press, the benefits of flossing have never been scientifically tested! This means that for all those years our dentists were telling us that flossing was proven to reduce the risk of gum disease and other oral health ailments may have been misinformation. While the jury may still be… Read more »

Make 2016 the Year of the South African Turban

The below post was featured in the last issue of the Kaleidoscope back in 2001 and although 15-years-old, the message is as relevant as ever and I feel the topic will have an impact on your life if you just open up a little bit and let it. We stand poised on the brink of… Read more »

Seashells Help You Dig into Your Life Revealing the Archaeology of Your Future

If you have been reading our blog, you will have an idea of all the ways that seashells affect our lives. Seashells provide us with a watery Magic 8 Ball that we can shake our questions at and receive answers. They also give us a suit of armor that we can wear during life’s many… Read more »

Dancing with Seashell Partners

The sea can be wicked and cruel, but ultimately it is beautiful, like a fully developed orchestra equipped with the finest musicians and only the rarest instruments found in the entire world. One of those rare instruments is, of course, the seashell, which should be of no surprise to anyone familiar with the blog and… Read more »

Some Seashells Are Endangered Too, Part Two

In our last post, I discussed the Commercial Trochus, how it’s on the endangered species list. It has been used for many years in the production of mother of pearl buttons or in a variety of other crafts. I have a special connection with the Commercial Trochus, because decades ago, I obtained two of these,… Read more »