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I'm interested in humor contests, the Washington Redskins, the Boston Red Sox, the Washington Nationals, University of New Hampshire hockey and football, and Ohio State University football and hockey -- and, of course, moose.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mr. Bento - June 28, 2007

For Thurs., June 28th, here's what's going in my Mr. Bento. There's a bowl of shredded wheat & blueberries for breakfast. I'm buying skim milk at work. There's a bowl of clam chowder. There's a relish bowl with hot peppers, carrots, tomatoes, pimento-stuffed green olives, mozzarella balls, and mammoth purple olives, all splashed with olive oil. The last bow has water crackers and rice crackers. To the side are candies.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Mr. Bento - Tues., June 26

My Mr. Bento will have these items in it on Tues., June 26. The grilled hotdog, barbecue beans, and sauerkraut are lefr over from Monday's dinner. The yogurt, blueberries, and Cheerios are for breakfast. The olives, tomatoes, and mozzarella balls have a splash of olive oil. The TJ's butternut squash and apple soup has a drop of apple pie in the middle. For dessert, I have cookies and a chocolate.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Mr. Bento - Mon., June 25

Here's what's going into my Mr. Bento on Monday, June 25, 2007. I adapted Biggie's stove-top mini-fritatta method to make a packable nova, eggbeaters, & onion fritatta -- surrounded by tomatoes. There's a cucumber/yogurt salad with olives on the side, some bagel slices with creamcheese, and a bowl of TJ's butternut squash apple soup. ...and strawberry Pocky on the side.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Clintonos

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Mr. Bento - June 20, 2007

Here's what I'm putting into my Mr. Bento for June 20, 2007. There's a container with brown rice (genmai) ume onigiri, kalamata olives, quail eggs, anc candies. Another container has tomatoes and tofu with a splash of soysauce. A third container has spicy radish kimchi, Korean cucumber spears, and white radish kimchi. The breakfast bowl has blueberies, strawberries, and Cheerios. At work, I'll get a cartton of milk for the Cheerios, when I buy my coffee. For a dessert or snack, there's a sugar cookie.

Unrefreshing Candor

Here's some unrefreshing candor from the immigration bar on how to avoid hiring U.S. workers, so you can bring in low-paid foreign immigrants.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Mr. Bento - June 19, 2007

Here's what I'm toting in my Mr. Bento on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. There's Cha Soba, Concombre et Tofu (green tea buckwheat noodles, Korean cucumber, and tofu in a soy/sesame dressing) That recipe is from Chocolate & Zucchini, except I substituted (what I had at hand) sesame oil for the tahini. There's also strawberries, cherries, and a chocolate. Bottom left is white radish kimchi and spicy stir-fried fishcake, separated by tomatoes and quail eggs. Bottom right is feta-crusted eggplant, circled by roasted red pepper and centered by kalamata olives.

Here's what I'm toting in my Mr. Bento on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. The Cha Soba, Concombre et Tofu recipe is from Chocolate & Zucchini. It's green tea buckwheat noodles, Korean cucumber, and tofu in a soy/sesame dressing. I didn't have tahini for the dressing, so I substituted sesame oil for it. Most of this stuff was from Super H Mart, the rest from Giant Food and Wegmans.

In the morning, I tossed a pita and a mini-Bonbel in the side pocket to eat with the fruit bowl + coffee for breakfast at my desk.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mr. Bento - Lunch for Mon., June 18

Here's the lunch I'm taking in my Mr. Bento on Monday, June 18, 2007. On the way home from the movies on Fathers Day, we stopped by Super H Mart and picked up the radish, fishcakes, and furikake. There's a rice bowl with genmai (brown rice) topped with furikake and quail egg, a container with pita and cheese, nother with stir-fried spicy fishcake, shredded radish, and cherry tomatoes, and a fruitbowl with cherries and blueberries.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Mr. Bento - June 14, 2007 (Flag Day)

** Red cherry, white yogurt, and blueberries, for Flag Day.
** Genmai inarizushi (brown rice stuffed tofu skins) with mini sweet gherkins and kalamata olives.
** Beet pickled egg and baked sardines, with soysauce tucked in for topping.
** Herbed beef broth with ditalini and carrot.
** Coffee-flavored bread spread with Smart Balance.
** Mint chocolates.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mr. Bento - June 13, 2007

Here's the lunch and breakfast I'm taking in my Mr. Bento on Wednesday, June 13, 2007. There's pecan-crusted trout with carrot chips, kumquats with kalamata olives, a beignet (a/k/a "Ozzie roll") with more carrot chips and a cheese, yogurt and blueberries, a sweet red bean chunk roll, and coffee-flavored bread spread with Smart Balance.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Mr. Bento - June 12, 2007

Here's the breakfast and lunch I plan to take in my Mr. Bento on Tuesday, June 12, 2007.

I've got corn and peppers, beef stew, blueberries and yogurt with a kumquat, sourdough bread, and cheddar cheese.

My wife bought me the red bean paste bun from Crescent Cafe, a great Japanese bakery in Columbus, Ohio.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Mr. Bento - Mon., June 11, 2007

For breakfast and lunch on Mon., June 11th, I'm taking in my Mr. Bento: baked crab-stuffed anaheim pepper (from Wegman's), orange couscous salad, a ricecake with pumpkin butter, greek style yogurt with blueberries, kumquats and sweet peppers, oolong tea, and koala choco biscuits.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Child Labor in Agriculture

World Day Against Child Labour
12 June 2007

This year on 12 June, World Day Against Child Labour focuses on the elimination of child labour in agriculture. Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where the largest percentage of working children is found - nearly 70 percent. Over 132 million girls and boys aged 5 to 14 years old often work from sun up to sun down on farms and plantations, planting and harvesting crops, spraying pesticides, and tending livestock.

Child labour, according to International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions, is work that harms children's well-being and hinders their education, development and future livelihoods. When children have to work long hours in the fields, their ability to attend school or skills training is limited, preventing them from gaining education that could help lift them out of poverty in the future. Girls are particularly disadvantaged as they often undertake household chores following work in the fields. Moreover, agriculture is one of the three most dangerous occupations to work in along with mining and construction, in terms of fatalities, accidents and ill health.

However, not all work that children undertake in agriculture is bad for them. or would qualify as work to be eliminated under the ILO Minimum Age Convention No. 138 or the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention No. 182. Tasks appropriate to a child's age and that do not interfere with a child's schooling and leisure time can be a normal part of growing up in a rural environment. Indeed, many types of work experience for children can be positive, providing them with practical and social skills for work as adults. Improved self-confidence, self-esteem and work skills are attributes often found in young people engaged in some aspects of farm work.

The ILO, especially through its International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), is now working with international agricultural organizations on the elimination of child labour in agriculture, especially hazardous child labour. These organisations are currently the:

These international organizations represent an important conduit to the national level because of their close contacts with national ministries or departments of agriculture, agricultural extension services, farmers' organizations and cooperatives, agricultural producer organizations, agricultural research bodies and so on.

This new partnership strengthens the global movement for the elimination of child labour and will have a real impact on the ground.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Mr. Bento - Thurs., June 7

Mr. Bento - June 7, 2007
Originally uploaded by Great Stone Face.
Here's the lunch I plan to take to work in my Mr. Bento on Thiursday, June 7, 2007. Upper left are three genmai inarizushi (aburaage tofu skins stuffed with brown rice) with roasted asparagus. Upper right are cherries and hard candies. Bottom left are roasted bell pepper and roasted shiitakes. Bottom right is a beet pickled egg nestled on white kidney beans tossed in a balsamic vinaigarette.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Mr. Bento Lunch - Tues., June 5

Here's the lunch I plan to take in my Mr. Bento on Tuesday, June 5, 2007, although I'll probably eat the yogurt for breakfast instead. The tori (chicken) kamameshi was made in the rice cooker, since I don't have a kamameshi pot. The organic chicken broth from TJ's is left over from the rice recipe.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Trombone Wonder

I heard that Spike Jones had his trombonist play "Flight of the Bumblebee," but I didn't believe it until I saw this video--