11 November 2007

Free Rice

Well, in honor of National Blog Posting Month I created a blog, but I've failed dramatically at posting daily. The Postmodern Beowulf sits, reproachful in its un-read-ness, by my bed.

Meanwhile, here's an odd but perhaps helpful way to get some food to folks who need it:


The idea: you test your vocabulary, and for each correct answer, ten grains of rice get added to the donation pile. Advertising at the bottom of the screen pays for the site. That's barely a forkful, so to do any real good you have to keep at it for a while. In a few minutes of quick clicking, I donated a couple thousand grains... a bowl or two? But there seem to be a large number of people at it, as the daily totals are quite impressive numbers.