A favorite blogger writes: "What has happened to all the women who are done with child-rearing? Young voices permeate the blogosphere." What do sixty-something women do with their lives, especially if they do not have full-time jobs? We're here to find that out.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Today's NYT gives us a sneak peek at an article on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver that will be in the weekend magazine section. The piece describes Jamie's visit to a West Virginia town that's statistically the unhealthiest in the US. He's there to try to get people to learn how to cook.
But there's an interesting subtext: Jamie was an abysmally poor student - dyslexic, and always in the "special needs" group. Almost magically - perhaps because he was able to help out in his father's pub - he discovered his interest in food, and (the article mentions somewhere) is now - as the result of TV shows, books, restaurants - worth over $65 million.
The simple lesson he provides? Know what you're good at and stay away from what you're bad at. That's it. Food for thought.