miscellany: moscow edition

With the in-residence portion of this semester in Moscow, Idaho, complete, I head back home with more work to finish. There will be minimal blogging throughout the rest of this month as I press on through papers and finals. In the meantime, here is a rather random collection of links from around the ol’ interwebs:

~ My blood pressure is so low that I think my salt intake is a key factor in keeping me upright. And it turns out that salt isn’t as bad as we’ve been told.

~ It seems counter-intuitive, but God likes to be bothered.

~ Thomas Sowell rounds up some wise words. Here’s a peek:

“Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm — but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”
— T. S. Eliot

~ Dennis Prager says liberalism makes it easier to sin.

~ This is excellent: A Gameplan for combating worry

~ The usual counsel is that it takes about a year to find your footing after a major blow (a job loss, a divorce, etc.). But maybe two years is more realistic.

~ Nancy Wilson writes on the war on woman.

~ Good to bookmark: 7 grammar websites

I’m wrapping this up in a quaint little coffee shop where they know my name, moving on to phase 2 of my caffeination (Darjeeling after a caramel latte). The weather is perfect, and I will really miss the crisp mornings and the absence of humidity. A little later I’ll have lunch with a new friend and then begin the long trip home.