Now I am 22

As of 1 January, my blog will be 22 years old. I have achieved this significant landmark by continuing to pay my hosting fees and then not blogging.

Seriously, though, earlier this year I tried to restart blogging by a series of weekly roundups of what I did. In the end, life proved too full for me to keep up even at that rate. I am glad that I have so much going on, but also want to resolve to record more of it here.

A number of things happened to me in 2022. I also happened to a number of things.

I resolved to read a book a week and was successful. You can see my 2022 list over Storygraph, the reading tracker app which is not owned by a large corporation. Here is what I read:

  • Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  • Can a Liberal Be a Chief? Can a Chief Be a Liberal?: Some Thoughts on an Unfinished Business of Colonialism by Olúfémi Táíwò
  • Chokepoint Capitalism: How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We’ll Win Them Back by Cory Doctorow, Rebecca Giblin
  • Coconut Colonialism: Workers and the Globalization of Samoa by Holger Droessler
  • Cooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment by Hiʻilei Julia HobartCooling the Tropics: Ice, Indigeneity, and Hawaiian Refreshment
  • Cooperation Without Submission: Indigenous Jurisdictions in Native Nation–US Engagements by Justin B. Richland
  • Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul – Australia’s Worst Military Disaster of World War II by Bruce Gamble
  • Edward Sapir: Linguist, Anthropologist, Humanist by Regna Darnell
  • Falcon by Helen Macdonald
  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement by Angela Y. Davis
  • Harvard’s Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science: The Rise and Fall of the Department of Social Relations by Patrick L. SchmidtHarvard’s Quixotic Pursuit of a New Science: The Rise and Fall of the Department of Social Relations
  • How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex by Samantha Cole
  • How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • In the Shadow of the Palms: More-Than-Human Becomings in West Papua by Sophie Chao
  • Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by David Carey, John Edward Morris
  • Laura Nader: Letters to and from an Anthropologist by Laura NaderLaura Nader: Letters to and from an Anthropologist
  • Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History by John P. Rosa
  • Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman
  • Mad Blood Stirring: Vendetta and Factions in Friuli During the Renaissance by Edward Muir
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  • Pasifika Black: Oceania, Anti-colonialism, and the African World by Quito Swan
  • Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot by Julian Dibbell
  • Polynesia, 900-1600 by Madi Williams
  • Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, and Schooling in San Francisco by Savannah Shange
  • Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
  • Reminiscences of a Life in the Islands by Helen Kapililani Sanborn Davis
  • Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth by Dána-Ain Davis
  • Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power by Anna Merlan
  • Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity by Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller, Michael J.
  • Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness by Anthony Chaney
  • Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder by Robert Launay
  • Servant Mage by Kate Elliott
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  • Something and Tonic: A History of the World’s Most Iconic Mixer by Nick Kokonas
  • Talent: How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World by Daniel Gross, Daniel Gross, Tyler Cowen, Tyler Cowen
  • Talmudic Images by Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz
  • The Lost History of Western Civilization by Stanley KurtzThe Lost History of Western Civilization
  • The Mailbox Conspiracy: The Inside Story of the Greatest Corruption Case in Hawaii History by Alexander Silvert
  • The New Science of the Enchanted Universe: An Anthropology of Most of Humanity by Marshall Sahlins
  • The Night Battles: Witchcraft and Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries by Carlo Ginzburg
  • The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World’s First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore by Robert Simonson
  • The Pearl and the Flame: A Journey Into Jewish Wisdom and Ecological Thinking by Natan Margalit
  • The Promise of Progress: The Life and Work of Lewis Henry Morgan by Daniel Noah Moses
  • The Properties of Perpetual Light by Julian Aguon
  • The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor by Arthur Kleinman
  • Torah and Taro: Jewish Contributions to Hawaii by Mathew R. Sgan
  • Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Volume 98, Part 2 by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt
  • Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever by Robin Wigglesworth
  • True Names: And the Opening of the Cyberspace Frontier by Vernor Vinge
  • William Jones, Indian, cowboy, American scholar, and anthropologist in the field. By: Henry Milner Rideout by Henry Milner Rideout

Other things happened to me in the past year other than books. I interviewed people for the occasional podcasts I do over at New Books Network. I also really developed my history of anthropology site, Highly Accurate Pictures of Anthropologists. Tumblr is not a natural fit for me, but it is part of the non-evil Internet which has been around some time and which people are now becoming more interested in. Speaking of which, after a couple of attempts to try to engage Twitter, I’ve decided to throw my weight (and my content!) behind Mastodon, where you can find me posting relatively regularly. I also re-engaged Facebook, but that was mostly to keep my social networks charged for an upcoming project I’m working on.

More to say but rl is calling again. More soon….?