Weekly Roundup 12/1/19


An A La Carte of links to things I came across in the last week that I found interesting.



Black Friday Spending Statistics, Trends, and Fun Facts

I remember when saying the word "Friday" meant Friday, but on "Black Friday" it means Thursday through Monday. This is an interesting article about the "5 day" day.


Notes And Highlights On Kindle

Perhaps I've been living under a stump and haven't seen what was happening in the world but just this week I discovered that all my highlights and notes i've ever done on my ebooks are conveniently and nicely organized at read.amazon.com on a desktop computer (doesn't seem accessible on mobile). This is a game changer for me as I have always preferred paper books to ebooks but purchase a lot of ebooks just because of the price and convenience of it, my preference may have just changed.



Our Anniversary Was On Thanksgiving This Year

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving dinner with your family. This year my wife and I celebrated our 27th anniversary with a big turkey dinner. A couple years ago I made my wife a simple little anniversary home decor gift that she just loves and it makes sure I never forget the date as it's prominently displayed in our living room at all times.


You can read how I put this together at my other website MakingCreativeThings.com that I just started a couple days ago and plan on posting many great projects we have worked on and will be working on over the next few years.



The Tail End

This a blog post written by Tim Urban on his blog "Wait But Why". The post gives visual and powerful examples in diagrams of just how short life is. For me I find it motivating to get me busy living, doing the things I want to do and spending time with people I love.



3 Solar Dehydrator Examples Worth Considering

This is a helpful video for me as I'm considering building a solar dehydrator on my homestead.




Book Recommendation:


Everything Will Be All Right: A Memoir by Douglas Wallace



This is the best book I've read in the last year and it's probably one you've never heard of. I heard about this book through the daughter of the author and I'm so glad because it is a very moving and inspiring story of his life and how he escaped severe poverty. I feel like it's a must read for anyone that feels trapped in a culture of generational poverty.


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