Monthly Wrap: January 2018

“Monthly Wrap” is my monthly post about the things I’m loving, find interesting 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 recently: Vegas I went to Las Vegas for the first time this month! I’m not big on the ...

Van Gogh Painting or Newly Processed Images of Jupiter?

NASA’s Juno mission has been sending raw images of Jupiter in a series of flybys since July 2016. The mission has relied on the public to process and edit and even get creative with these raw images from the JunoCam. So far, that delivery has resulted in something quite unique and beautiful since their first ...

Most Anticipated RPGs of 2018

Kingdom Hearts III Kingdom Hearts II was released over a decade ago and fans have been waiting for the third installment of the main Kingdom Hearts story for some time. With the release of the trailer last year featuring Toy Story, we should reasonably expect the game sometime this year (though no official date has ...

Nostalgia Head: Mid-Century Hollywood Dance Queens

During the 1950s and 60s musicals were hugely popular on the big screen. Actors like Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire tapped their way into the hearts of American film-goers. However, the ones doing the real leg-work (ha, sorry), were the dancing divas. From Ann-Margaret to Cyd Charisse, these women brought entertainment through their nimble footwork ...

Year Wrap: December 2017

Instead of doing a “Monthly Wrap” for December, I’m doing a year wrap! Looking back, reflecting and preparing for an even better 2018. At first glance, 2017 did not feel like an eventful year. There were no major milestones for me, but after some reflection, I realized it was a pretty fun and accomplished year. ...

Beautiful Celestial Maps from the 1700s

“The Atlas Celeste de Flamsteed” contains early mappings of many well known constellations and stars that we are familiar with today. John Flamsteed was an English astronomer in the late 1600s, who became the first Astronomer Royal under King Charles II. Flamsteed spent his life looking at the heavens and documenting over 3000 stars for ...

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season One Review: S’Wonderful, S’Marvelous

I had a to steal the title of a Gilmore Girls episode for this review’s title, which is appropriate because Amy Sherman-Palladino created both series. In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Sherman-Palladino brings the fast, witty dialogue that she’s known for and engaging female characters. The eight episode first season of the show is available for ...

NYD’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here! Que the Mariah Carey Holiday station on Pandora! Watch A Christmas Prince on Netflix just one more time! (seriously, this is the last time) With Hanukkah beginning and Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to buy those last minute gifts for your loved ones or maybe start freaking out because you ...

Let’s Play “Round the World with Nellie Bly”

Journalist Nellie Bly became famous in the late 1800s for her investigative and adventurous stories published primarily in New York World newspaper. Early in her career Bly went undercover to get the stories of female factory workers and later feigned insanity in order to by committed to an asylum, writing about the experience in her piece ...

Monthly Wrap: November 2017

“Monthly Wrap” is my monthly post about the things I’m loving, find interesting, 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 recently: New Logo! I finally created a logo for Neptune Your Dial! This has been something I’ve wanted ...

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