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April-May 2023: Consuming and Producing

April-May 2023

A list of books, audiobooks, podcasts, television, and more that I am consuming.
A list of achievements, articles, or plans in the shop to showcase my production.

This series also maps my consumer habits: my time on media can lead to more projects and purchases, as well as influences my thoughts.

Reading :: Listening :: Watching

Wanting :: Getting :: Making

What I am Reading this Month:

Flatline Constructs, Mark Fisher (started again)

The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus (finally finished)


that had an impact

The Scarcest Thing in the World _ Ted Goya #substack #artificialintelligence

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Oliver Burkeman, “4,000 Weeks” (recommended)

Gregg Hurwitz, “The Nowhere Man”

Gregg Hurwitz, “Orphan X”


Acid Horizon

  • Flatline Constructs, session 1 and session 2

Deep Dive w Ali Abdaal

  • How to Understand the Science of Social Status — Will Storr

Huberman Lab

  • LIVE EVENT Q&A — Dr. Andrew Huberman Question & Answer in Seattle, WA
  • Rick Rubin — How to Access Your Creativity

The Knowledge Project (Shane Parish)

  • #146 Barbara Tversky — Action Shapes Thought
  • 18 Naval Ravikant — the Angel Philosopher

Outsider Theory

  • The Psychopolitics of Masturbation With Matthew Crawford

The Rich Roll Podcast

  • Mastering the Mystical — a Deep Dive on Spirituality

The Tim Ferris Show

  • 648 — James Clear, Atomic Habits

The Very Well Mind

  • 234 – What’s Your Attachment Style? With Dr. Amir Levine

Žižek And So On

  • Žižek – Whose Servant Is a Master?


  • Secret Machines
  • Alabama Shakes
  • War on Drugs
  • Sleaford Mods
  • Dwight Yoakum
  • Neutral Milk Hotel

What I am streaming this month:

  • Jack Ryan #amazon
  • Reminiscence #movie
  • The Menu #hbo
  • the unbearable weight of massive talent #movie
  • Nobody #movie

Youtube history:



What I want:

Flair Neo pressure gauge, and bottomless filter.
Fellow carter slide mug (which I don’t need)

What I got:

Macbook Pro 2023
Timemore, X grinder
Fellow Carter wide mug, and some smaller Joey cups for espresso
Fellow Stag kettle (refurbished)
Flair Neo Espresso maker ($99) + Flair scale ($49)
Peak Design Field Pouch

OBS Studio Phone App (for podcasting using my phone) $99

What I produced:


step 72: camouflage and art
step 72: camouflage and art

Step 72: camouflage (and art)

step 72: camouflage and art

Step 73: camouflage (sex and trust)

Life Stuff

I went back to Texas from Birmingham. Built a wall and a mural at Local, a bar in Lubbock.

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