Quote for Today: Justin Somper

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Well, if pirates are bad,
And vampires are worse,
Then I pray that as long as I be
That though I sing of Vampirates
I never one shall see.
Yea, if pirates are danger
And vampires are death,
I’ll extend my prayer for thee-
That thine eyes never see a Vampirate

…and they never lay a hand on thee!
― Justin SomperDemons of the Ocean


Join us this week for an exploration of vampires and the fears that lay behind them.

Salt of the Sea: Ray: A Life Underwater

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© joelmutate with CCLicense

Meet Ray Ives, who has been diving into the sea since 1965. For many years he was a professional diver working for salvage and oil companies. Now he devotes his time to underwater exploring and treasure seeking. He has a wonderful collection of things pulled from beneath the waters, some of it valuable, all of it precious to him. He speaks of the lure of glittering metal that keeps one digging until the very last breath of air is in the line. “Everybody wants gold and a mermaid.” Now he is retired and has all he wants, the sea, his collection, a modest boat for fishing, diving, and taking the young ladies out for a “look ’round”, and enough money for “ice cream once a week and a pint of beer.” What a delightful modern day pirate! This short film by Danny Cooke, Ray: A Life Underwater, will make you smile and might even make you feel a little jealous.