Monthly Roundup Blogs

Learned, Liked, And Created – May 2018

June 2, 2018
May 2018 Roundup Alex M. Anderson

I’m putting this article together as a way to try and make myself more aware and invested in the information and media I consume. Also, what is the point of having a website if you never post on it?

The thought is that I will separate these monthly posts into three sections:

  • Learned – Selection of information I pick up through books, articles, podcasts, and conversations during the month which I find interesting or didn’t know before.
  • Liked – Selection of media, quotes, art and whatever else I happen to consume and enjoy during the month which I would recommend
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Books, Writing

Book Scrolling

August 4, 2016
Book Scrolling Website

I’m a sucker for “Best Of” lists. It can be anything, movies, tv, podcasts, restaurants, people, and honestly anything & everything you could possibly rank. As I’ve detailed other places, books have taken over my life in recent years (I think it will be a life-long addiction), so I’ve gravitated more and more towards book lists.

Late in 2015 I discovered the best e-books renting website Overdrive and started searching online for books I wanted to borrow from my local library. I like reading (or listening) to the best, so I started making “best of” book lists about subjects I … Continue Reading

Adventures, Film, Photography

Eastern Washington – Shelterbelts, Rocks, and Waterfalls

July 18, 2016
Broken Down Grain Silo/Barn

If I didn’t have such an affinity for the ocean, trees, cooler temperatures, mountains, a bare minimum of diversity, and job opportunities, Eastern Washington would be a great place to live. I’m joking (sort of). I lived 8 miles from the Eastern Washington border in Idaho for four years during college which helped me form a pretty uncompromising opinion of the area. When I moved away, I couldn’t think of a single reason why I would ever need to come back, which didn’t sadden me in the least.

Five years went by and my uncompromising opinion remained uncompromised. Recently, for … Continue Reading

Adventures, Books, Photography

Ireland Photo Book – A Making & Preview Of

July 14, 2016

I made a photo book! Not the greatest accomplishment in the world considering there are probably millions of people who have made one at some point in their life. There are also hundreds of websites and countless physical stores that offer the service. I’ve personally never made a book though, so it’s more of a relative accomplishment.

I finally decided to give the photobook a try after two years of willfully ignoring a huge file of pictures I took while on a family trip to Ireland. In addition to taking up space on my hard drive, the pictures were also … Continue Reading

Adventures, Photography

Hurricane Hill – Snowy Trails & An Olympic Marmot

July 11, 2016
An Olympic Marmot Surveying it's Domain

Hurricane Hill, not to be confused with the much cooler sounding Hurricane Ridge, wasn’t our planned hike when we set out in the morning. The girlfriend and I ferried over to Bainbridge to meet our friend for a day adventure. We didn’t decide on anything in particular to do, instead leaving our destination up to the adventure gods. The gods that day communicated their declaration to us via the spotty service I was receiving on my phone (what up T-Mobile!), after I typed in “North Peninsula Hikes”.

Never ones to defy the gods, we decided to drive up to Hurricane … Continue Reading