In Honor of International Women’s Day, My Favorite Scene From My Favorite Czech New Wave Film

Most are probably familiar with the 1960s French New Wave film movement popularized by Jean-Luc Godard. Around the same era there was a similar movement happening in Czechoslovakia, when films arose with loose narrative structures and absurd situations. Pioneer female filmmaker Věra Chytilová made Daisies in 1966 about two teenage girls behaving badly. The film ...

Monthly Wrap: January 2019

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: NYC I took a trip to Manhattan a couple weeks ago. It was part solo trip and part ...

Goodbye, 2018… or It’s Been a Year Already?

What to say about a year that was more transition than tangible growth? There were a number of fun events along the way- travel, the new things I tried and sprang up in my life, but overall 2018 was more of a roundabout of self-reflection that seemed play on a loop. In the end, I ...

NYD’s Top 8 Posts of 2018

It’s interesting to go back and compare my posts from year to year, allowing me to take inventory of how Neptune Your Dial evolves and potential changes for the coming year. This year, I noticed a shift in content as well as a clearer idea of what I want this blog to represent. I have ...

This Week in Liz: Breaking Busy and Enjoying the Spare Moments

The list of ways I can occupy my time has become endless. There’s the full-time job, then my creative writing as well as Neptune Your Dial, plus keeping up with posting content on social media, not to mention all the daily tasks- making a dentist appointment, going to yoga class, getting an oil change, walking ...

NYD 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We are officially in the middle of December, meaning it’s time to put a pause on Netflix holiday movie watching and finish up last minute gift shopping. Our friends and family each have their own interests, from the bookish to science lovers to outdoorsy types. Neptune Your Dial has compiled a list for your siblings, ...

Five Books for the Holidays

December is very much upon us, which for bookish types means escaping the chaos of gift shopping, parties and relatives by curling up with a good read. During the holidays, I love to tuck into old and new favorites. Faithful tales that bring me joy. Here are some of my favorites. Little Women, by Louisa ...

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Laying in my bed the Friday after Thanksgiving, recovering from southern comfort foods eaten in excess and online shopping, equally overindulged in, I watched Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The animated series reboots She-Ra: Princess of Power, which aired during the 1980s, a spin-off of the He-Man franchise. The series follows Adora, who has ...

Monthly Wrap: November 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Thanksgiving in Savannah This year I spent Thanksgiving with immediate and extended family in Savannah, Georgia. My grandmother’s ...

Essay of the day: “Autumnal Tints” by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau loved the natural world and held a deep respect for the organic changes brought by the seasons. This essay is a perfect read as fall sets in and we admire the multi-colored foliage. Thoreau enjoyed a good leaf-peeping as much as many of us do now, confused by his neighbors in Concord, ...

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