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Sept-Oct 2022: Consuming and Producing

Sept-Oct 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:

Finished Bataille’s “The Accursed Share

Matthew Ball, The Metaverse

Lindsay C. Gibson, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Still slowly going through Anthony De Mello, Awareness

(paused) Slavoj Zizek, Sex and the Failed Absolute

Articles that had an impact:

Russia’s Obscene “Referendums” Author [[Timothy Snyder]]

Reality Is Just a Game Now Author [[Jon Askonas]]

The cruelty is the point Author [[Adam Kotsko]]

Failure to Cope “Under Capitalism” Author [[Clare Coffey]]

Wars are won by people willing to fight for comrade and cause Author [[Scott Atran]]

‘There’s This Really Consistent Pathway’: How Society Can Stop Mass Shooters Before They Act Author [[Melanie Warner]]

Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonizations Author [[Slavoj Žižek]]

The Political Theology of COVID-19 Author [[Adam Kotsko]]

For A Marxism Without Guarantees Author [[Stuart Hall]]

What I am listening to this month:

Audio Books:

House of Suns, Alastair Reynolds

Rogue, Renegade and Rebel, Michael Anderle (don’t do it, ugh. Made it half way through and just stopped.)


Acid Horizon

  • Ray Brassier on Herbert Marcuse’s ‘5 Lectures’ With Acid Horizon
  • Nietzsche — Education or Anti-Education? With Justin
  • Foucault and Praxis — on Genealogical Method and Abolition With Bernard Harcourt

The Knowledge Project

  • 140 TKP Insights — Sex and Relationships

Making Sense (Sam Harris)

  • 291 Where is happiness?

On Purpose (Jay Shetty)

  • Jenna Kutcher ON — Manifesting Your Ideal Work-Life Balance & How to Avoid Burnout

Outsider Theory

  • The Role of Midwits, Brian Chau

Offline with Jon Favreau

  • How To Change Alt Right Minds, with ContraPoints

Philosophy for Our Times

  • Our Delusions About Reality | Iain McGilchrist

The Philosopher’s Zone

  • Ubuntu
  • Simone De Beauvoir — Becoming a Woman

Ram Dass Here and Now

  • Ep. 207 – Getting Free With Karma Yoga

Transmitter Podcast

  • 63 – Prof. Benjamin Noys, “Malign Velocities” Author


  • How to Build a Metaverse, Part 1 — Genesis

Why Make

  • Why Make? Episode 41 — Christopher Schwarz


  • Damien Jurado
  • the tallest man on earth
  • “take them on, on your own” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
  • Caveman “Smash”

What I am watching this month:

  • Orville #hulu
  • Cyberpunk #netflix #anime
  • Blowback #movie (don’t do it)
  • Invader Zim #netflix
  • Northman #movie (highly recommended) (Alexander Skarsgaard, director: Robert Eggers)
  • Project Power #netflix (Jamie Fox)
  • Sam Merrill (comedian) #netflix
  • Assassin Classroom #hulu #anime
  • The Rings of Power #amazon



What I want:

Nothing? A new truck? I don’t know.

Either a remarkable 2, an iPad, or a Kindle Scribe. Tough to know.

What I got:

ShopFox scroll saw

A 25lb tank of R410A refrigerant (to save money fixing our leaky mini-split air conditioners)

5 vinyl albums from Seasick Records in Birmingham (The National, Black Angels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Damien Jurado)

Wife got me a nice mechanical pencil (Orenz Pentel 0.3)

My sister got me a He-man action figure thingy for my birthday.

Tech stuff

Took on a side project to learn Google Ads + Analytics with Tags and a limited budget.

Lately, my Nanoleaf lights have a faulty controller. Still working on that, but it is very frustrating.

What I produced:


Art Stuff

Still working on little art shields. But I got these 2 mostly finished.

DIY Stuff

Finally finished my workshop bathroom.

Built a wall mount for the Woodpecker Slab Flattening Mill.

Dovetail box from Leigh d4r Pro jig

Life Stuff

A weekend with my buddy Piotr Chizinski

A weekend with my sister in Birmingham.

Belly Button Lint

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