Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman
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News from 9/8 WashPost


The Food section got six awards from the Association of Food Journalists, and the column I like best -- Cooking for One by Joe Yonan, published monthly -- came in third for Best Newspaper Food Column. I used to cut recipes down to one serving a lot before I got sick, but he has some interesting ideas and I can actually do about a quarter of them if I plan and can stand up while the ingredients are still good and so forth.

Also in the Food section, they had an article and lots of recipes on canning. I don't know about pickled grapes, but some of the others sounded good. They set up a food exchange, so you come with yours and swap with others and get different canned food.

In poor third-world cities, they can manage saving money by using a cellphone to get money to a bank. A village can use a single cellphone and each person just swaps their sim in for access. Fascinating article about how technology helps move people forward.

When you think about it, you know there must be old people in prison, but Virginia now has a geriatric ward in a prison. The elderly, weak, incompetent prisoners are cared for by other younger prisoners for pennies an hour. Virginia rarely lets violent prisoners out even when they can legally have parole, but doesn't it seem that a guy who needs a wheelchair should be with his family or a nursing home?

One of the op-ed columnists had a column about how the Democrats and Republicans fight. The column is titled Democats and Republicanines. Took me a second look.
Tags: cellphones, food, geriatric prisoners, politics
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