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Oct-Nov 2023: Consuming and Producing

Oct-Nov 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 influence my thoughts.

Reading :: Listening :: Watching

Wanting :: Getting :: Making

What I am Reading this Month:

Constructive Living, David K. Reynolds


Exterminate All the BrutesChris Hedgeshttps://chrishedges.substack.com/p/exterminate-all-the-brutes?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
The Miracle of Kindness What Chris Hedges Learned From the PalestiniansEmir-Stein Centerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpU-Sbxg01A&t=17s
The Power of Small Contributions Supporting Obsidian and Its CommunityTfTHackerhttps://medium.com/obsidian-observer/support-indie-devs-5dc73c569718
The Ladder of Inferencemindtools.comhttps://www.mindtools.com/aipz4vt/the-ladder-of-inference
Why Are They Named Calvin and HobbesElliot Gudgehttps://www.cbr.com/calvin-hobbes-name-inspiration-trivia/
“No One Deserves to Be Praised for Kindness if He Does Not Have the Strength to Be Bad.Rob Hendersonhttps://www.robkhenderson.com/p/no-one-deserves-to-be-praised-for?r=5kfvm&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post
Why You Should Stop Reading NewsFarnam Streethttps://fs.blog/stop-reading-news/
This Is a Pertinent Clip From Sam Harris on The…Colin Wrighthttps://x.com/SwipeWright/status/1710695934445694993?s=20
Unmasking MalevolenceRob Hendersonhttps://www.robkhenderson.com/

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

The entire “LightBringer” series, Brent Weeks


Beyond Lazy Learning — The Keys to Gaining and Retaining KnowledgeThe Art of Manliness11/7/2023
Reid Hoffman — AI, and What It Means to Be (More) HumanOn Being with Krista Tippett10/29/2023
#397 – Greg Lukianoff — Cancel Culture, Deplatforming, Censorship & Free SpeechLex Fridman Podcast10/9/2023
Derrida, Différance, and Žižek’s ParallaxŽižek And So On10/9/2023
How to Enhance Performance & Learning by Applying a Growth MindsetHuberman Lab10/4/2023
Episode #142 … Richard RortyPhilosophize This!10/2/2023
Foucault, Industry, and the ChurchTheory & Philosophy10/2/2023
René Girard and VictimhoodPhilosopher’s Zone10/2/2023


  • Strokes (vinyl)
  • The War on Drugs (vinyl)
  • Future Islands
  • My Morning Jacket (concert)

What I am streaming this month:

  • Copenhagen Cowboy #netflix
  • Live Forever: the rise and fall of Britpop #netflix
  • Suits #netflix

Youtube history:

outdated, will update soon


What I want:

More Festool, always. This time an angle grinder and toolbag.

Coursera Google Analyst course (certificate in GA4).

Awkwardness and Creepiness, Adam Kotsko

Kei Truck (tiny Japanese work truck)

What I got:

  • 3 Knipex vice-grip pliers
  • Trend EasyScribe Scribing Tool
  • WorkPro box cutter/knife
  • Grizzly Plug Cutter, and Forstner set
  • Cabinet handle mounting jig
  • iPhone charger, airPods case
  • Acid Horizon’s “Anti-Oculus”
  • Bill Watterson & John Kascht, The Mysteries

What I produced:


Side Hustles

Renovation and Handyman stuff, which are ongoing projects.

Life Stuff

Was in an art show in Austin

Invited to an auction in Cahttanooga.

Belly Button Lint

I have also kept up with my daily posts to my naval gazing blog.
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