Roz pointed me to this advice column on dishwashing from Salon. In typical hand-wringing, teeth-gnashing style, an eco-aware woman writes a (long, long) letter asking whether it’s OK to buy non-green detergent that gets her dishes cleaner. Cavalier columnist Cary Tennis writes a (long, long) response saying: use whatever the hell you want. Then go out and focus on a big problem like climate change.

It’s advice our esteemed columnist Umbra Fisk gives every chance she gets. Ol’ Msr. Tennis didn’t lob readers our way in his list of links, but it’s still good to see him serve the same advice. (As one who puzzles over plastics, I know it’s tough advice to take.)