Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
One Cup of Coffee Is Better Than Two. I start feeling the affects caffeine much sooner than this cartoonist seems to do so. I drink a fair amount of tea during the cold months, but due to how poorly I metabolize caffeine all of it is herbal.
What I Learned Co-Managing a Retirement Community. Many years ago I once heard someone theorize that we become more concentrated versions of ourselves as we age. (I wish I could remember who said it!) For example, someone who is kind and helpful at 20 will be even more wonderful when they’re 80. That memory came to mind due to what this blogger has noticed about the types of people who adjust best to life in a nursing home.
But a broader look at the statistics show that cyclists’ fear of head trauma is irrational if we compare it to some other risks. Head injuries aren’t just dangerous when you’re biking—head injuries are dangerous when you’re doing pretty much anything else. There’s ample evidence showing that there’s nothing particularly special about cycling when it comes to serious head injuries.
Leave of Absence is a must-read for anyone who has a loved one living with mental illness.
I was very impressed with how clearly it explains what it’s like to experience certain symptoms, and I think anyone with even a transient interest in this topic will really enjoy this book.
What have you been reading?