Hey look, it's that time of year again... you know, the month where I try to blog for every day and inevitably fail around day 17 or so. Some of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance members decided to participate for this month, so I thought I'd give it a try. It looks like I've attempted this about 5 times, so perhaps the sixth time is a charm. Given that I usually post menus every week and that posting every day is hard, I'm going to pre-admit defeat and not try to make every post about food. I'll tag the food posts as food, though, so I can make sure that I've written about it at least twice this month.
I've been sort of upset with google lately. Though the abandonment of buzz was sad but predictable, I was a lot more surprised that they took away the share functionality of Google Reader. I've been using Reader as my feed reader for a couple years now and I look forward to reading may of the shared items from some of my friends. I guess now the idea is to +1 everything to google plus, but it seems silly that I can't read the +1 items from my friends in reader. With that in mind, here are some articles that I would have shared. And to keep with the spirit of being annoyed, most of these articles are about things that I find disconcerting, irritating, or horrifying. It's like halloween, but real and actually scary minus the candy. So kind of not like halloween at all.
Slavery Footprint of Your Kitchen - I've read about the plight of tomato pickers in Florida, and we've tried to limit my consumption of out of season tomatoes, but it's still hard. I've also read a bit about the child labor that goes into most halloween chocolate candy as well, and I've mostly avoided that this year. What I didn't realize was that there are so many more areas beyond food in which to be concerned. Definitley food for thought.
Gay Man in Texas Viciously Attacked - I don't even have words for this.
After Soldier's Death a Chinatown Family Seeks Answers - A young soldier was either murdered or committed suicide, but the military won't really talk to the family. Oh and he was Chinese. And he was subjected to racist attacks. I sort of wonder how my (Korean) brother is going to fare in the Marines.
Asian American Students Are the Most Bullied in Schools - Again with the bigotry against Asians. This isn't so surprising, considering my experiences in grade school, but this is in stark contrast to students of other races.