Last summer, Nina Lindsay was walking through the Oakland Public Library (OPL) where she works when she saw what she describes as "the best kind of trash." On the floor was a peach pit sucked bone dry.
One was dressed as a doctor, one as Steven Jackson from the St. Louis Rams, and one as a member of the United States Army. Even though they never said it, I assumed they chose these costumes because they represented something they admired or were hoping to become.
Beets are the triple homicides of the vegetable kingdom: Everyone avoids them because of the messy red stains. But beets are my almost-favorite vegetable, trailing only Brussels sprouts (the Elephant Men of the vegetable kingdom) and a spinachy green known as pigweed.