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It’s another “Random Rant Friday”!

De-stress your life

Leo Babauta at zenhabits.net has a great article called “10 Simple Ways to Live a Less Stressful Life.”

1. One thing at a time
2. Simplify your schedule
3. Get moving
4. Develop one healthy habit this month
5. Do something calming
6. Simplify your finances
7. Have a blast
8. Get creative
9. Declutter
10. Be early

The site has a lot of helpful articles and generally avoids preaching zen metaphysics. You might find my article on Living Simply—and Richly helpful as well.

Publishing for profit

Andrew T. Le Peau, AKA “Andy Unedited,” has a chapter by chapter commentary on Tom Woll’s book, Publishing for Profit.

A great read for authors and publishers. And, if you’re not an author or publisher, simply buy our books. Thanks!

Connecticut becomes third state to legalize same-sax marriage

Connecticut’s Supreme Court just ruled that gay couples have the right to marry. Previously, only Massachusetts and California courts had ruled such unions legal. Like California, however, Connecticut voters will vote on whether or not to make same-sex marriage legal. Here’s my “two cents” on;
Marriage v. same-sex unions
Same-sex unions v. civil unions

Thousand of Christians flee Mosul in northern Iraq

ChristianPost.com is reporting:

“Hundreds of terrified Christian families have fled Mosul to escape extremist attacks that have increased despite months of U.S. and Iraqi military operations to secure the northern Iraqi city, political and religious officials said Saturday.

“Some 3,000 Christians have fled the city over the past week alone in a ‘major displacement,’ said Duraid Mohammed Kashmoula, the governor of northern Iraq’s Ninevah province. He said most have left for churches, monasteries and the homes of relatives in nearby Christian villages and towns.”

New format at jameswatkins.com

Finally, a slight change at jameswatkins.com. Previously, typing in that URL would have taken you directly to this blog. Now, you’ll go to a “table of contents” of most of my articles, book excerpts, etc. In the upper left-hand corner, you’ll find current topics on my blog and links to them. Hopefully it will make my site even easier to navigate.

Have a great weekend!