Best Movies of the Year

Claims of the “best movie of the year” aside, a few films have seriously impacted me this year and compelled me to seek out more of the story.

1. Arrival – Based on a short story by Ted Chiang and published in “Stories of Your Life and Others”. I’m well into this book and am seriously impressed with Chiang’s imaginative and compelling approach to Science Fiction. 

2. Hidden Figures – The movie was very compelling, but ultimately hints at a much larger story surrounding each of these women and their peers in the early days of our space program. Cue Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race”. (There’s also a Young Reader’s version of this book that’s begging to be on your kid’s bookshelf.)

Boldly Go and The Little Planets

Over the holidays, I discovered the wonderful series of planetary cross-stitch patterns by Space Navid over on Etsy.  He initially had Jupiter, Pluto, and Neptune.  Mars just showed up.  I’m officially obsessed.  You may have seen my “work in progress” posts over on Instagram.

Planning on hanging a full set of these with my original “Boldly Go” piece.  So much space-nerdy goodness.

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Also…Boldly Go and The Little Planets…totally my rock band name.