Archive for the 'just curious' Category

Look, up in the sky: The Great Eclipse Across America 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Mark your calendars – monday, 21 august 2017 – the first US coast-to-coast eclipse of the sun in nearly a century will occur. Grab your safety glasses and bucket list, and check out a roundup of information and resources for the Great Eclipse Across America.






Subterranean solar greens

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

In 2009, The High Line became a reality. Now, The Lowline is poised to reclaim a vacant space for public good, and further the use technology in 21st century living. What could be better?











Alternative gifts for your Valentine sweetie

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

On Valentine’s Day, when flowers or chocolate don’t fit the bill for that special someone in your life, a specially chosen book is great alternative. It’s a keeper, and is calorie-light.











Farewell 2016: You won’t be missed

Friday, December 30th, 2016

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye 2016: A year of extreme highs and lows, and very little middle ground. If politics are a barometer of the country, then the year could be described as feverish. My year in review.











Best of film 2016: Originality + indies rise again

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Best films of 2016: This year proved to be another good year for film. Originality flourished, indies rebounded with great filmmaking, and documentary storytelling continued to be strong.











Leaf peepers, corn mazes and pumpkin patches… oh my

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Even when the fall color in New England isn’t at its best – the landscape is still spectacular and well worth a weekend getaway.











Star Trek @50: Living long and prospering

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Star Fleet and the USS Enterprise have appeared in countless TV spinoffs and reboots, films and their reboots, film spoofs, conventions and Comic-Coms, Star Trek has not only endured for 50 years, it has flourished. Happy 5-0.











Happy 100th National Park Service

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Happy 100th anniversary to the National Park Service – Thank you for providing the world with enjoyment and the opportunity to learn about nature, history and wildlife in the places within its care.











Fantastic historical resources, and where to find them

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

For anyone who appreciates historical photography, graphics and maps, here are resources to get lost in. These two collections house more than 100,000 digitized images for research and personal use.











Out of the blue

Friday, July 1st, 2016

A happy accident occurred in a lab at Oregon State University. Out of the blue, a new and brilliant blue pigment called YInMn was discovered.