Further adjustments in the themes, with the aim that this place is more readable and navigable, including on tablets and phones. The older themes are very PC centric: Now using a minimal child theme. Let’s see how this works. Again, comments help… they are open for 21 days after any post.

In the meantime, some quotes from today’s linkage.

The biblical view holds that wisdom begins with acknowledging God. The secular view is that God is unnecessary for wisdom, and the left-wing view is that God is destructive to wisdom. But if you want to know which view is more accurate, look at the most godless and Bible-less institution in our society: the universities. They are, without competition, the most foolish institutions in our society.

Dennis Prager.
Joe Darsey @JDar Gab 8 hours ago Acorn Woodpecker in New Mexico. Processed the NEF in Alien Skin’s Exposure X4 then resized for web in PSE12.

The world has gone crazy because expressing common sense will get you banned from social media and/or fired from your job.

Stacey McCain

One of the problems with going hard Keto and getting fat adapted is that it is hard to remain on. But the occasional — once a fortnight or so, when fat adapted — carbohydrate “cheat” may help in weight loss. Note I said once a fortnight: I suggest that you go to that local restaurant you walk past most days. (Did I add that you need to walk most days — around town and deliberately? Weights two to three times a week. Walk daily).

Cheat meals can actually help you lose more weight. In one study, women were placed on a cyclic diet consisting of three phases. For each phase, they reduced calories for 11 days followed by 3 days of ad libitum (i.e. at one’s pleasure) eating. After the three phases, they’d lost an average of 8 kg (about 17 lbs) of pure body fat. This surpassed the amount predicted by calories in, calories out. This study didn’t employ all-out cheat days, or call them cheat days, but the concept of “ad libitum” is pretty similar.
If you cycle in high carb days or high carb meals into your keto diet, and you end up getting leaner and performing better in the gym because of it, are you really hurting yourself? Are you really setting your vascular system up for impending doom? I doubt it. One of the best ways to improve endothelial function is to lose excess body fat. Whatever helps you get to that goal should also improve vascular function.

Mark Sisson.
From CH, who found it in the chans.

Here’s a good rule of life as we careen into our Orwellian social-credit future:
Don’t buy anything with the word “Smart” in it.
“Smart” is just a euphemism for “Spyware” and “Surveillance” and “Depersoning Assistant”.

Chateau Heartiste

An aside: Dumb fridges and kettles and stoves are more reliable AND cheaper. Win win. Our simple Italian cars are more fun than the computerized and less efficient competitors from Korea and China.