Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 3, 2022

  • One way I know I’m on the road to recovery is that I’m getting creative again. You can see my latest project in the above photo. I’m sure the ex would say it’s tacky and looks like something out of a dorm room, but I’m decorating for the kids and no one else. It may only be a rent house in a neighborhood I’d rather not live in, but for now, it’s home.
  • I made some small updates to my About page. It was long overdue and still needs a lot of work. Speaking of which, the Half-Asian Hall of Fame really needs some attention.
  • I accidentally left the comments feature on yesterday, but no one had anything to say.
  • It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. The ex and her family used my struggle with depression against me to keep me from my children. Naomi Judd recently died due to mental health. Now, because of a suicide by one of their players, the James Madison softball team has cancelled their season. DaughterGeeding suffers from depression and plays softball, I hope my ex’s family is more compassionate to her than me.
  • There’s a parent on BoyGeeding’s soccer team named Manda Nelson. Of course, I immediately think of Nelson Mandela. She’s white, for what that’s worth.
  • Scientists say they have nailed down the ideal amount of sleep in middle and old age
    • Seven hours of slumber was also found to be linked with better mental health, with people experiencing more symptoms of anxiety and depression and worse overall well-being if they reported sleeping for longer or shorter stints.
  • Our school’s headmaster included this in his weekly email to parents. The ex has the option of moving the kids to another school next year, and I can’t do anything about it.
  • This doesn’t apply to me. I hate running – Runners prefer the same pace, regardless of distance
    • By comparing the most energy-efficient running speeds of recreational runners in a lab to the preferred, real-world speeds measured by wearable trackers, Stanford scientists found that runners prefer a low-effort pace – even for short distances.
  • It’s beginning to look like Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned. Conservatives will feel it was worth it even with a Trump presidency..
  • Texas Gov. Abbott’s border inspections prompt Mexico to move lucrative trade link to New Mexico
  • Pupils from Marlborough college, Roedean and Chippenham schools predict what life will be like for them in the year 2000. With concerns ranging from nuclear armageddon, overpopulation, automation, battery farming and mass unemployment, it’s fair to say that most of them aren’t especially optimistic about the prospect.
  • Today’s dose of ‘MURICA!.
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