Posts Categorized: Seashells

Seashells in the Desert

Sometimes life, or maybe fate, throws poetry right at our feet. Nowadays it seems that most of us simply walk over it, not even looking down. That is a big mistake. Life is too short to ignore those cosmic bits of verse that are thrown into your lap. It is a lot like walking on… Read more »

Seashell Graves of the South

Happy New Year – 2016 is here and that means we all have an excellent opportunity to change the trajectory of our lives, a chance to get off the paths we were all on in 2015. If you were feeling unaccomplished, that your soul was not having any opportunity to soar, then this is your… 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 »

Some Seashells Are Endangered Too, Part One

Every day it seems like there is a new animal on the endangered animal list or, even worse, made extinct by the cruel actions of man. We see this repeatedly. We can mention what happened to Cecil the lion over in Africa at the hands of an American dentist. We can also mention the whales… Read more »

Mr. Sandman, Bring Me a Dream

There is a pharmacy at our fingertips and many of us don’t even know it. This pharmacy might even prove to be better than wherever you pick up your prescriptions. I am of course referring to the medicinal properties of cone mollusks and the superhuman nature of mussels. It seems that a lot of people… Read more »

What Is a Slipper Shell State of Mind?

There’s a lot going on in the country and over the last couple months, we have witnessed much change – some good, some bad – and Americans from coast to coast are having their very lives shaken to the cores. Whether that change is gay marriage, transgender rights, or racial unrest, there is a social… Read more »

Call on Seashells for Help in Desperate Times

Seashells are magical creatures, in sync with our biorhythm and the music that is playing in our souls. That’s why we place our ear against them to listen to the ocean orchestra, how the soothing notes lift us up to another plane of existence. Perhaps that’s why so many of us feel comfortable on the… Read more »