Monday, November 30, 2015
The Catholic Indian Who Saved the Protestant Pilgrims from Starving - Note for a lecture, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United"
via MC on Facebook
Universities in the United States are the best in the world, but the cost of attending them is rising faster than the cost of almost anything else. Professors blame administrative bloat, administrators blame a decline in state funding, politicians blame unproductive faculties who’ve become too set in their ways.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Forget physical exercise to maintain eternal youth.
No longer age 12-22, but still going through puberty in my late 60s, I find one way to keep my memory active is to try to remember names of friends/colleagues from the past (high school, college, early employment).
When I (something of an insomniac) try to fall asleep by not by counting sheep, I seek to remember the name of persons I knew decades ago.
In the morning I (or my genes) succeed in identifying the right person(s), unfortunately not most of the time.
The "Eureka" moment of remembering the name of someone you knew decades ago can be quite exhilirating/rejuvenating (names forgotten but "miraculously" remembered, even if some of the persons in question disliked you no end).
I would judge this mental exercise healthful. But of course I leave it up to the "mental health" experts (or, to use the more au courant word, the mental health "community.")