Nevada Pig Farmer Relishes Role As Recycler

Classic local reporting. Dirty work in Las Vegas. “With a satisfied grin, farmer Bob Combs watches the big truck slowly dump its greasy load, a Niagara Falls of yesterday’s kitchen leftovers that sends off a sickening spray. Just 24 hours earlier, these food scraps, albeit in more appetizing form, were served up to customers at all-you-can-eat buffets on and off the Strip. Now a new, less finicky clientele awaits: 2,500 pigs on Combs’ hog farm” (1,843 words)

How Not To Say The Wrong Thing

Perhaps a bit mawkish, but a novel heuristic for talking with and about a person in crisis. “In the center ring, put the name of the person at the center of the current trauma. Now draw a larger circle around the first one. In that ring put the name of the person next closest to the trauma. Repeat the process as many times as you need to. In each larger ring put the next closest people.” Send comfort towards the centre. Send complaints towards the periphery (793 words)

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