Some people say the Internet discourages communities and that some people spend more time with virtual friends and activities than with “real” ones. I think the Internet vastly expands the number of people we can connect with, on just about any topic you’re interested in. In fact, on the Web design mailing list I belong to, there are people I’ve known for up to 12 years, and some I’ve met in person at conferences.
I happen to be interested in food and cooking, among other things. There’s a food blogger named Bri, of Figs with Bri, whom I have never met, and probably never will, but the food blogging community has come together to raise money to help her pay for cancer treatment. If that doesn’t demonstrate the generosity of friends, I don’t know what does.
So this month, the food bloggers Jai and Bee of the blog Jugalbindi, who host the monthly food photography event called Click, have linked this month’s event to a fundraiser to help pay for Bri’s treatment. Since the color yellow is associated with cancer research, thanks to Lance Armstrong, the theme is yellow food. So here’s my entry – yellow onions from our garden: