Category: Science

Do Plants Have Souls?

We perceive the world through five senses– sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. That is our universe. But maybe it’s more than that. Snakes see heat, dogs smell fear, elephants hear clouds and manatees feel tides. Since perceptions create our world, perhaps there’s another universe we don’t see because we can’t. Enter the world of plants.

Did Rey Skywalker ride a monster 260 foot wave on Kef Bir, the Ocean Moon of Endor?

When I first saw the giant waves in the latest Star Wars movie, Rise of Skywalker, it took my breath away. Massive, huge and slow-moving they appeared as menacing grey-green monsters creating a terrifying barrier to the ruins of the second Death Star and the key to Rey’s search for Emperor Palpatine. Real or fantasy? How big were those waves? Could a small moon of the planet Endor create such surf? Let’s check it out.

Launch of Songs of Thalassa

It’s finally here! After blogging for seven years about marine biology, surfing, and science I have pulled it all together in my new book, Songs of Thalassa. The book is based on extensive scientific research, including astronomy, marine biology, surfing, and ocean science, all set in the reaches of deep space. The plot follows the main character, Sage, a Hawaiian surfer, as she takes the spiritual journey of a lifetime.