Sunday, July 17

Vetted for your linking pleasure

Let us just say that my mother did not cook a lot (I have a recipe book put together by the children of my preschool--each child brought their favorite recipe from home. Mine said: "Spagettios. Open can." I do not lie.), so we ate lots of convience foods. Jetset Modern magazine features a fascinating article about the food revolution in the Fifties. Kraft boxed spaghetti dinner remains one of my favorite quick and cheap eats. I had no idea that the product was born before me!

Geocaching is an activity for people with plenty of time and expendable income. From the website:
The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.
The Hattiesburg area has quite a few of these locations, many set in the last couple of days. Let me know if you are into Geocaching, I'd like to find out more about it.

I had not heard of nearby Palestine Gardens until catching loveable local color reporter Walt Grayson last night on WDAM. Palestine Gardens is a scale model of Biblical sites established in Lucedale in 1960. The website is under construction, but the actual site seems interesting, if weird. is a very complete resource for towns like Hattiesburg. Just about whatever you'd like to know about Hattiesburg can be found on the Hattiesburg ePodunk page.

Trading Up - Where do baby names come from? Interesting Slate article about the socio-economic implications of baby name choice. Sounds gripping, doesn't it?

Not all officers of the law are all fired up about the War on Drugs. LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) is an organization that is fighting for an end to that costly "war." Here's their Mission Statement:
The mission of LEAP is to reduce the multitude of unintended harmful consequences resulting from fighting the war on drugs and to lessen the incidence of death, disease, crime, and addiction by ultimately ending drug prohibition.
(Thanks to DSMars for the link.)

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