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Dec-Jan 2022: Consuming and Producing

December 2021 – January 2022

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 producing.

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:

Article that had an impact:

Timothy Snyder: USSR 1922-1991, USA 1776-2025? [ link ]

“Anyone who expects freedom to be delivered by some external force will get the opposite.”

Timothy Snyder
on the liberation of keeping things to yourself Darius Foroux
Why Science Says Smart Leaders Refuse to Allow the Spread of Noisy Ignorance:

When buzzwords and jargon become contagious, so does a lack of critical thinking. The less information or knowledge they had, the more they relied on jargon and management-speak. Jeff Haden, Inc.com

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Killing them Awfully, Eric Ugland

Eat slay love, Eric Ugland

Technopoly, Neil Postman

21 lessons from the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari

Star Runner, BV Larson


Hidden Brain

psychology of self doubt

Ezra Klein

Ted Chaing (Sci-fi)

Beneath the skin_ Russell Brand

Tim Ferris

Philosophy for our times

The Philosopher’s Zone _ David Lewis many worlds

Talking Politics_ Robert Nozick on Utopia

Acid Horizon _ Felix Guattari in Japan

The Knowledge Project

Making Sense w Sam Harris

Free Thoughts _ do markets make us worse? Ginny Choi



Black Keys, Delta Kream

Cowboy Bebop on Youtube

What I am watching this month:

  • office Christmas party #Amazon
  • boss fight #hulu
  • what we do in the shadows season 3 #hulu
  • James bond no time to die #appletv
  • the harder they fall #netflix
  • Witcher, season 2 #netflix
  • The Wheel of Time, season 1 #amazon
  • aggretsuko season 2 #netflix
  • the expanse, season 6 #Amazon
  • zone 414 #movie in flight entertainment
  • suicide squad #movie #inflightentertainment
  • Hanna season 1 #amazon
  • Pig with Nicholas Cage #inflightentertainment
  • the Green Knight #movie #inflightentertainment
  • Encounter 2021 #Amazon
  • The history of time travel #amazon (fake documentary)


This happened next door to me


What I want:

More nanoleaf lights? A wi-fi control for my mini-split? I am so spoiled and broke I am out of options. Yet, I still dream…

Jet 12″ Helical Head Planer / Jointer Combo (The helical heads add about $1,000 onto the price, but from what I hear they are amazing and really worth it.)

What I got:

Onieda Supercell (5hp dust collection)

This has been on the wish list for at least 6 months. Big purchase, but it should help with dust and therefore with health.

Bosch cordless router (12 v)

I looked into the Festool trim router, but it seems to be built mostly for laminate trimming, and I don’t do much of that. And it is expensive.

A Teleprompter to help with the podcasts… since really they are video casts.

What I produced:



Office is functional with some fun perks: astro-turf courtesy of several art shows.

I got my “wood storage” wall in place with some Bora Wood Organization racks. And I installed the Onieda Supercell, which was more problematic than you would have thought due to a manufacturing error.

I built a bar out of Cherry Wood with a maple strip down the center. (Cherry darkens over time, so the maple should become more pronounced as it ages.) Next is to build a window for this area that can open by lifting on struts.

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