“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Thursday, February 12, 2009


One of the fun things for me on the blog is when a new country gets added to my Neocounter. As of a couple days ago, 13 and 14 added on, and so the list is now rotating through. Whoopee!!

I think its fun. I just wish I knew who these folks were and what their blog looks like. I think that's how most of us find a blog - off another blog.

I learn from the blogs I like by going through their lists, and so on, and so on...

I added a blog for the month of February from CNN. Its a reporter blogging about living on food stamps for a month. It adds up to $176 for the month, or $6.28 a day. The information about food, nutrition, recipes, the economy, health, stigma of food stamps, unemployment and more is all rather interesting and an intelligent read in my opinion. Some of the comments are educational too.

So far the reporter is doing well with it, and is also getting awareness to the topic, and seems to be affecting change. Who says one person can't make a difference? Anyway, the guy seems to making a really honest effort on this piece. Not fluff.


Anonymous said...

I have always wondered about the different people reading blogs on those Neocounters too. I would want to meet them too.

Diane Cipa said...

Hey, DD, thanks for the tip on the CNN blog.

Deere Driver said...

DC- Great follow up in the Ligonier Living blog. The story you relate is very much like my own growing up in Lancaster below the poverty level when we immigrated here. We grew the garden and cooked from scratch, and meat was an ingredient more than a main part of a meal. At the time growing a garden for food was looked down upon, but we never had assistance. It wasn't always fun, but I wish I were that skinny again!!

Glad you looked in on the CNN site.