As a kid I had trouble sleeping some nights because of this one recurring dream. I would find myself treading water in a large, seemingly chlorinated pool. I would look around and see that it was just a normal pool, exactly the same kind as the ones spotting the suburban wastes of my native Northern Virginia. Then I would look down, and see that the pool actually had no bottom, and the water just beneath my feet was a murky as any river or bay. Kelp would lick the soles of my feet, and I would get a strange sense that something was moving. And then, suddenly: DINOSAURS. T. rexes would poke their giant, shrieking heads out of the green opacity, and I would jump out of bed, crying.
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Ever since I've had a fear of water when I can't see through it to the bottom. So when I read that the New York Harbor is now more than 50 feet deep when it used to be only 10 to 20, every muscle in my body clenched. No dinosaurs down there, but still, that's deep.More »