Bibliophile’s dilemma: Finding new homes for used books

Here’s a riddle: What do books and corn have in common?  The answer:  overabundance. Reading Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma (which I snatched up at my local library’s gently used book sale) started me thinking about the dilemma of having more product than market. Pollan’s description of towers of rotting bumper-crop corn piled up outside…

Virtual Supermarket helps “food-desert” neighborhoods

Food desert neighborhoods are a real problem in America. Here’s a solution and another item for the good government file, from The Baltimore Sun: An innovative, city-operated food-delivery program in Baltimore aims to tackle the longtime problem of neighborhoods that lack supermarkets…by bringing fresh produce and healthy supermarket fare to residents through a free delivery…