Roundabout Views

Fresh Asphalt Article
07/13/2017 - 10:30pm

The internet is often described as a rabbit hole. While it can be a waste of time, discovering odd and interesting parts of the world is one of the benefits. In searching the internet for an article on a completely different subject I came across an old electronic musical instrument. You may have come across the strange instrument that is the ondes Martenot without even knowing it. The sound that it creates is otherworldly.

Fresh Asphalt Article
07/06/2017 - 4:06pm

When you write, if you're anything like me, you make tons of mistakes. I'm sure before I'm done writing this, there will be at least one that Aimee, the editor, will have to fix. Thanks, Aimee. Anyways, this article has a few habits that can help you catch those mistakes that you make while you proofread your writing.

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06/29/2017 - 12:57pm

I grew up on a healthy diet of fantasy. As is fairly normal in childhood. From Disney movies to books with children going on adventures, to the stories that played in my mind. In my family, reading, and artistic endeavors, and imagination were encouraged. I took drawing lessons where I learned how to see objects for what they were and make them come alive in a different world, one of graphite and charcoal.

Fresh Asphalt Article
06/22/2017 - 12:20am

If you're anything like me, sometimes your creative pool can be dried up from time to time and needs to be filled. This article has a few tips that can help you be more creative. One of my favorites from the list is staying positive. Doing this can help because when you are happy, you can think more clearly. Thinking back to fond memories is an easy way to keep your mind and soul positive. 

Fresh Asphalt Article
06/15/2017 - 1:01pm

Something that has always fascinated me and scared me at the same time was the ocean. When I was a kid, I would always fantasize about diving into the deep ocean and taking a look at the Titanic wreckage. Now that is possible, if you're rich. A company called Blue Marble is planning on having tours of the Titanic's wreck site starting in 2018. The only problem is that it cost over a hundred thousand dollars per person. 

Fresh Asphalt Article
05/18/2017 - 12:43am

Before reading this article, I had never heard of Alice Guy-Blaché. I have always enjoyed learning tidbits about the beginning of the film industry. It combines my love of history with that of film. Without those early innovators, we would not have the wide variety of films we have today. The comedy, action, and drama of silent films may not seem like much to some, but when you remember that moving pictures was a whole new world, it is quite astounding.