I'm eating too much and exercising...let's call it infrequently. I know it's winter, and PNW winters encourage big bowls of soup and stew mopped up with bread. Mmmm, bread and soup. But this is getting out of hand. The belt buckle never lies.

So it was probably a really bad idea to revisit this New York Times article about halibut and sustainable foods in Scotland. One paragraph in and my stomach started growling. I need fuel to get through this article! I chucked some tinned mackerel (olive oil and lemon, thanks Mom!) in with some veggies. Carry on food reader.

The article is excellent. It takes you right to Scotland. Food, history, food policy, restaurant recommendations, local flair, climate change, and philosophy.

Inver restaurant is not going to change anything in its life span, but hopefully we are helping the current move in this direction, not that direction. We are changing the flow.

We are changing the flow.

I have some words and phrases to look up after reading the article, and that's great. For example, I have no idea what creel-caught means. I suspect I could venture over to Ballard and find out.

He brings hand-harvested Scottish scallops, rope-grown mussels and creel-caught crab and langoustine to city-bound cooks in Britain.

Great sentence, but where's the Oxford Comma?

Still here? I'll throw in a couple of other links.

Martha S. Jones has a very powerful, moving, and sad piece in the New York Times  about a woman named Abigail. She was enslaved to John Jay's family, and they took her with them when they did a diplomatic stint in France. It's late, I'm tired; my comments won't add anything to the writing. I recommend reading it. I was disappointed to learn a few things about Benjamin Franklin that I hadn't heard before.

Last link. The most important link in this post. Reason #gazillion that capital punishment has to be abolished. Granted, it's not a capital punishment case, but Anthony Broadwater spent 16 years in prison based on a flawed identification that should have been tossed out and questionable forensics no longer deemed reliable. We know for a fact that innocent people are convicted of crimes they didn't commit. That cannot be disputed. Knowing that, capital punishment cannot be an option.

Anthony Broadwater, who spent 16 years in prison, was cleared on Monday by a judge of raping Sebold when she was a student at Syracuse University, an assault she wrote about in her 1999 memoir, Lucky.
Broadwater shook with emotion, sobbing as his head fell into his hands, as the judge in Syracuse vacated his conviction at the request of prosecutors.
“I never, ever, ever thought I would see the day that I would be exonerated,” Broadwater, 61, said after court, the Post-Standard of Syracuse reported.