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.