We here at Dibs embrace the "local" — local food, local customs, local products, local styles. Everything that's interesting or tasty in this world was originally the specialty of some specific region, however small.
But wouldn't life be boring if everyone was limited to experiencing only their own local specialties, and no others? The joy of life in the 21st century is that now we can all experience local delicacies and eccentricities not just from nearby but from around the globe.
While we admire those who strive to be true "locavores" and consume only products grown or made right where they live, in many parts of the world that's not feasible: Who wants to survive on moose meat and parsnips for half the year? Even here in farm-rich California, we often crave delights found only half a world away.
Dibs seeks to globalize the local, to celebrate our planet's dazzling multitudes of sights, sounds, flavors and wonders, without losing what makes each one of these unique.
I ran across your blog through Beatrice, and thought you might be interested in SundaySalon.com, a new online literary magazine and prose reading series. If you have a moment, we’d love for you to drop by the site, sample some fine poetry and prose, and see what’s happening at our reading series in NYC, Chicago and Nairobi. And of course, we’re always on the lookout for new submissions and writer interviews.
Thanks for your time,
PS. If you could help us get the word out about SundaySalon.com through a link or mention on your site, we would be most appreciative.
Wondering if you have a way to share with your Book Blog a Holiday campaign going on to raise funds for books for Darfur refugees? The campaign is — give $1 for each book received as a holiday gift — and the website is: http://holiday.bookwish.org. Would certainly appreciate your helping to spread the word. We’re 100% volunteer staffed; 100% of funds raised by this campaign will go to direct book reltaed aid for Darfur refugees. Thanks so much. Happy Holidays.