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My 10 Favorite Movies of the Decade

As you get older, it’s harder for movies to have the same impact on you that they did when you were younger. That said, the past decade has had some of the best movies I have ever seen, and some of them have impacted me more than I ever thought they would. Looking at this […]

My Favorite Video Games of the Past Decade

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild I’ve said a lot on this game already, so seriously, watch the video series below, but I will say here that no game in my adult life has filled me with as much wonder and pure joy than this game. There were times playing this game […]

My 10 Favorite Albums of the Decade

It’s the end of the decade and I love lists, so today I’m starting a series of lists about my favorite things. Today we’re looking at my favorite albums of the past 10 years. What I learned more than anything with making this list is that 2010 and 2011 were more amazing than I gave […]

BirchTree is 9! (belated)

I’m so bad at celebrating BirchTree’s anniversaries, so this post on a Tuesday night 12 days after the actual anniversary is gonna have to do it this year. At this point I have written at this site for over one quarter of my life, which is nuts. This doesn’t even count the 2004-2009 period where […]

The Delicate Nature of Comparing Smartphone Cameras and a Dash of False Equivalence

Here’s how most smartphone camera comparisons go: Frame up two phones with the same shot Take photo That’s it, no editing or tapping the screen to focus or set exposure, just point and shoot. In many ways that probably the most fair ways to do it, and it does line up relatively well with how […]