Miyazaki Rewatch: Howl’s Moving Castle

If I had to chose a personal favorite among Hayao Miyazaki’s films, it would probably be Howl’s Moving Castle. In fact, it’s a personal all-time favorite film. This was the first Miyazaki film that I saw, freshman year of college, and watching Howl’s, a door opened and I couldn’t consume Miyazaki’s works fast enough. Rewatching it a few…

Loot Crate Unboxing: January 2017 “Origins”

This month I received my first Loot Crate, which is also my first subscription box. I did some research around the internet, trying to decide on a subscription box geared toward my nerdy interests and Loot Crate was high on many lists. After receiving January’s “Origins” themed crate, I’m pretty happy with my investment.

Lonescapade: Cross-country Skiing in Park City

My experience cross-country skiing did not start out as a Lonescapade. I am vacationing with my mom in Park City, Utah this week, who is an experienced downhill skier (compared to me), but we decided to try skiing on flat ground. Park City is completely blanketed in snow this time of year, so I suppose it…

Miyazaki Rewatch: Kiki’s Delivery Service

Avoiding the cold weather over the weekend, I decided they best way to spend a Sunday indoors was to watch some of my favorite anime classics. Kiki’s was the first DVD I popped in and realized that it had been years since I’ve watched many Miyazaki films. Rewatching these movies is a new experience and, I’ve found,…

Movies that will infect you with the writing bug

I was seven when I first watched the 1994 film adaptation of Little Women. Winona Ryder played the fiery Jo March, who stayed up late into the night writing stories by candlelight in her attic. I saw her passion for the craft and commitment and thought, I want to be like her- I want be…

NASA’s New Missions

On January 4, NASA published a press release, stating that two Discovery Program missions have been chosen that will explore the history of our solar system- essentially meaning they are sending spacecrafts to study asteroids. The mission named Lucy is set to launch in 2021 and will explore six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. The other…