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Living in the 21st century, we have countless opportunities to indulge in a world of conveniences.

Take a minute to think about it.

Despite the fact that Victoria isn't home to the late-night eateries that stud the downtown streets in big cities like Austin's Sixth Street or Albuquerque's Central Avenue, there are stores that are open all hours of the day to ease our cravings for big sips and zingers in the late hours of the night. Instead we have our Speedy Stops and Stripes for those late-night hankerings.

Here in the Crossroads, however, I have come to notice a different kind of convenience. Driving through different neighborhoods, you can see trees that offer fruit for the plucking. There are loquat trees dotted here and there bearing small orange fruits. Some people have citrus trees that are waiting to be picked by passersby. And along the railroad tracks and other obscure areas, there are mustang grapes ready to be raided.

Take advantage of what Mother Nature has set for everyone to enjoy. Or better yet, if you have a fruit tree that needs picking, consider it a service to the trees and the community, and let kids in the neighborhood pick the fruit or bring them to work with you and share them with your coworkers.

Let me know if you're interested in sharing the wealth of having food. I am sure there are people that could benefit from eating fresh foods. Maybe we can even start a group for food foragers here in the Crossroads.