Wednesday, January 16, 2008

How many words did you eat today?

Scooped again.
My material world friend beat me to the posting punch on the Free Rice vocabulary game. I lost a lot of time Tuesday night because I couldn't stop trying to beat my own best score.

Once I did finally get away from the computer, I kept thinking about rice and a series of photographs I saw on the web last month from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio. (I'd heard about the book when it came out in hardcover; apparently its release in paperback has re-kindled interweb interest.) The authors have photographed families from all over the world, posing with their weekly food allowances.

The Sudanese refugee family pictured above lives on $1.23 worth of food a week, a lot of which seems to be rice.

I gotta go study the dictionary.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I feel like I'm in Junior English at high school. All those flash cards and vocab words are paying off....20 grains at a time.

Thanks for sharing Deb.