Getting rid of my cable TV a year and a half ago and the pandemic has made me use my time better to learn even at my age. It’s been helpful having no commute now.
Learning on Night and Weekends
Creative Mornings Fields Trips have allowed me to learn about tortilla making (wheat and corn), creativity, painting with pastels, and a few others. I will have to gather my notes from them and post a few notes at a later date.
With the pandemic, I have attended a lot more remote conferences and other events. I have also used my time to read many books, articles, blog posts, etc. A future post or two on those I attended events I have attended and the things I have read to come.
YouTube and Other Videos
Some of the things I have spent time learning about on YouTube are the following. There is homesteading/small scale farming. Which includes growing my own food and raise animals for when I get my plot of land. The land will have a tiny house of between 600 – 900 square feet. At least that is my thinking of a reasonably sized tiny house to live in full time.
I have also been watching videos on, cooking. Some of them are known cooking professionals while others are not, but have been become YouTube famous, so to speak.
Below is a list of a few of them with links to their YouTube channels.
- Alex the French Guy (Alex Aïnouz)
- Binging with Babish (Andrew Rea)
- J. Kenji López-Alt
- Jamie Oliver
- Joshua Weissman
- Pro Home Cooks (Mike Greenfield)
- Sam the Cooking Guy (Sam Zien)
Remote Book Club
The format we started with was reading the free version of the second editions on GitHub one chapter at a time. Then we read the first editions for books three and four because the newer books hadn’t been updated yet.
Even More Learning
There are more things I have learned, which I have to wait until I have time to write other blog posts.
Please add any recommendations in the comments of things that fall into the above categories I should look at.
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