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May-June 2022: Consuming and Producing

May-June 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:

Article that had an impact:

Uvalde’s Dads” and “Jocko Homo” by Christina Rees, “Texas when I die” #substack

Communism, the Manifesto, and Hate” by China Mieville, Salvage

The Vandal” on Salvador Dali (politics + art) May 2, 2022   •   By Kasra Lang in the LARB

“8 Theses on Putin’s Facism for May 9” by Timothy Snyder #newsletter

How to Get (Unfairly) Lucky in LifeTim Denning on #medium

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

Children of Dune, Frank Herbert

Harrow the Ninth, Tamyson Miur

Into the Storm, Larry Correia


99% Invisible

  • 492 Inheriting Froebles’s Gifts (gestalt toys and architects)

Acid Horizon

  • What do Deleuze and Guatari mean by nomadology?

Philosophy for our times

  • Asking the ultimate questions about reality. Robert Kuhn

Philosophy Bites

  • Cecile Fabre on the Ethics of Spying

Philosophize This!

The Philosopher’s Zone

  • sex, death, and chili sauce

Making Sense w Sam Harris

Reading McCarthy

ep 25, They Rode On: Stacey Peebles

Tim Ferris

  • TimFerris with Cal Newport
  • 597 Morgan Fallon

the Daily

The Knowledge Project

  • 138 Luke Burgis, The power of mimetic desire
  • 137 Justin Su’a

The Libertarian (Richard Epstein)

  • Can Gun Control Prevent Mass Shootings

The Art of Manliness

Theory & Philosophy


  • Orville Peck
  • Harry Styles
  • Black Keys (Dropout Boogie)
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage
  • Lord Huron

What I am watching this month:

  • See #appletv (recommended)
  • Outer Range #amazon
  • The Gentleman #movie #netflix (Guy Ritchie)
  • Slow Horses #appletv
  • Russian Doll #netflix (couldn’t finish it)
  • Tomorrow #korean #netflix
  • Cake #hulu
  • code-switch #movie in flight
  • the French Dispatch #movie in flight (Wes Anderson)
  • Dr. Strange in the multiverse of madness #movie #theater
  • The Kingsman #movie in-flight
  • Fantastic Beasts: three secrets of Dumbledore #movie #theater #harrypotter



What I want:

iVAC blast gates and snap together Duct work

Centrotec chuck system for Festool

A driveway bi-folding gate

What I got:

Finally: Hammer A3-341 Jointer Planer 12″ Combo

This is maybe the most expensive tool I have ever purchased, costing more than my SawStop table saw with the router table extension. However, the Hammer A-3 is two machines in one, and with the price of Jet and Powermatic products jumping, the Hammer was $1,430 LESS than the Jet jointer/planer machine and (from the reviews) is a much better machine.

Also, some ‘astra-coated’ flush trim spiral bits from Katz-Moses tools for an upcoming project.

What I produced:


DIY Stuff

Mudded the loft walls, painted them, installed the polycarbonate windows, installed shelves in the loft.

Other Life Events

Went to Los Angeles with John Frost

Went to the LACMA, Broad, MOCA, MOCA Geffen, and Hauser & Wirth

Concert: The Rural Alberta Advantage

Contracted COVID (This is my first time to have it, so I lasted since March 2020: 26 months)

Finally got the septic permit

Had two Garage Sales, moved all my crap out of storage, giving a trailer to my neighbor who is moving to South Dakota

Belly Button Lint

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