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July-Aug 2022: Consuming and Producing

July-Aug 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 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:

Anthony De Mello, Awareness (Read this last year in July, re-reading again in July)

Slavoj Zizek, Sex and the Failed Absolute

Georges Bataille, The Accursed Share

Articles that had an impact:

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Arkady Martine, A Memory called Empire (recommended)

Jeff Vandermeer, Dead Astronauts (highly recommended)


99% Invisible

  • 498- The Octagon House

Acid Horizon

  • The Commodity Screams — Adorno, Moten, and Marx
  • From Capitalist Realism to Acid Communism — A Brief History of Mark Fisher’s Concepts
  • Deleuzoguattarian Autopsy and the Body Without Organs

Ezra Klien Show

  • Liberals Need a Clearer Vision of the Constitution. Here’s What It Could Look Like.

It could happen here

  • City of Hate — The Fascist Attack on Dallas Pride

Made you think

78 — Seduced by Nihilism — The Revolt of the Public

Making Sense w Sam Harris

  • #287 – Why Wealth Matters

Philosophy for Our Times

  • Is rationality a delusion? | Sophie Archer, Timothy Williamson and Nina Power
  • Lies we tell about religion | Slavoj Zizek, Rupert Sheldrake, Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

Philosophize This!

  • 167: Jose Ortega y Gassat (part2)

The Philosopher’s Zone

  • The great and the good-enough
  • Conspiracy theories, anti-Semitism and fun

The Art of Manliness

Building a Second Brain

The Knowledge Project

  • #142 Marshall Goldsmith — The Essentials Of Leadership

Theory & Philosophy

  • Karl Marx’s ”Capital” Vol. 3 (Part 2/10)
  • Karl Marx’s Capital Vol. 3 (Part 1/10)

Therapist Uncensored Podcast

  • Find Your Focus & Own Your Attention with Dr. Amishi Jha (178)

Tim Ferris

#606 — Balaji S. Srinivasan — The Network State and How to Start a New Country

Zizek and So On

  • The Gaze


  • Lord Huron
  • Future Island

What I am watching this month:

  • The Colony #netflix
  • Everything, Everywhere, All at Once #Amazon (recommended)
  • The Man from Toronto #netflix
  • Hold the Dark #netflix
  • Hell or Highwater #netflix
  • The Gray Man #netflix
  • The Sea Beast #netflix
  • Terminal List #amazon



What I want:

  • Leigh Dovetail Jig D42R
  • Wera adjustable wrenches
  • Woodpecker Thin Rip Guide
  • Sony a6400 (my company wants the company camera back, a Sony a 7 II, so I need to replace it for streaming/video/photo work.)

What I got:

  • A new septic system!
  • Woodpecker Slab Flattening Mill Pro
  • Woodpecker auto-line drill guide
  • Triton Spindle + Belt Sander
  • ArborTech grinding bits (a bit of a splurge)
  • Waterpik Ion Water flosser
  • Lee Valley dovetail saw (on sale)
  • Magswitch featherboard (for planer and tablesaw)
  • I was gifted a fridge for the shop… it is now full of beer.
  • a new set of hole saws… I totally killed my other set.
  • A centrotec bit for my festool drill gun… not sure it was a good purchase.

Tech stuff

Also… I started using Matter in addition to Instapaper and Readwise

And for podcasts I am now using Snipd

What I produced:


Art Stuff

fixed my stool, turned it into a wonky art piece.

Started a few new pieces based on shields and sports balls I find on my daily walks.

DIY Stuff

Made a “brick” style table top from remnants of cherry wood

Made a window, put gas struts on it

Installed my new Shop A/C. And my wife’s, but I have to re-charge hers: The refrigerant leaked out.

Made a set of cleat holders for my Wera Joker wrenches

My internet in the office went out… I thought it was the router, but it was the cable, which is buried underground.

Other Life Events

Sue Anne had her birthday party.

I am now on anti-depressants.

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