Friday, February 11, 2022

Another batch of links

- OK, despite the topic of my past batch of links, I’m not all about weight, health, and diets! Here’s something fun: look at this great cake-decorating technique

- Did you know they make biodegradable straws out of pasta? They’re gluten-free, too! 

- There’s a book called Fictitious Dishes, where the author created and photographed meals from famous passages in literature. 

- A bride spent 9 months knitting her own wedding dress (and hand-beading her stockings), and it looks beautiful! 

- Alright, so I finally caught up with the rest of America and listened to Serial, Season One, in which we learn all about how Adnan Syed was convicted for the murder of Hae Min Lee in 1999. I came away from that podcast feeling that the poor man never got a fair trial. Then, at Dear Sister’s recommendation, I listened to Undisclosed, Season One, which did a much more thorough job of getting to the bottom of things. It’s hosted by lawyers, whereas Serial was hosted by a reporter. It’s now clear to me that Adnan Syed is an innocent man and that Hae Min Lee’s killer is still out there, mostly because the Baltimore Police Department was more concerned with officially closing a case than with actually solving it. (I think that if the police had done their job properly, for example by actually testing the DNA found at the crime scene, the fact that Mr. Syed got ineffective assistance from his lawyer would be irrelevant.) I’m not going to go on about this, because I would just write pages and pages and get really upset, but I really hope that some higher court will set things right. I mean, as right as they can be, considering that he’s been in prison for over 20 years already for a crime he did not commit. And obviously, there’s no way he's the only person who got thrown under the bus by the justice system like this. Anyway, if you have like 60 hours or so (!), these are your new podcasts.

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