Todd E. Napolitano

Todd E. Napolitano has a BA from Tufts University, an MA from the University of New Hampshire, and was PhD all-but-dissertation at Temple University where he also  taught Literature, composition,  and Aesthetic Theory. After teaching, Todd worked in finance for Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley before managing his own private capital and management-consulting firm. Todd has ghost-written four books and currently works in the environmental/food sciences sector.  As a native New Yorker, his anxiety level is significantly higher than most. 

Fall into Health and Happiness

It’s here… it’s upon us… back to school. 

Where did my summer go?  Why didn’t I get to the beach more?  Do I really have to break out my black turtle necks and beret and start speaking German already?  I can no longer retreat into a cloud of denial -- it’s getting darker earlier and I swear it smelled like Fall the other night.   Read more

...Road Trip!!!

Summer means strappy sandals, t-shirts and sundresses, long weekends picnicking at the beach and… road trips!!!!
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Fun in the Sun

Now that Summer is upon us, our thoughts turn to fun in the sun.  Many of us are also trying to overhaul our eating habits and re-dedicate ourselves to healthier living.  Accordingly, we at Christina Cooks have kicked off the season with a special edition on dieting.  Our contributors have done a wonderful job providing you with a broad array of perspectives on physical and spiritual health and wellness.    Read more

Caught Napping - Invasion of the Body Snatchers Redux

I've seen how people have allowed their humanity to drain away. Only it happened
slowly instead of all at once. They didn't seem to mind.  All of us - a little bit – we
harden our hearts, grow callous. Only when we have to fight to stay human do
we realize how precious it is to us, how dear.

                                – Invasion of the Body Snatchers

In last month’s Caught Napping entitled “GMOedipus Rex,” I note how GMO is steadily infiltrating all areas of our lives from our jeans to our genes. Low and behold, not a month later and we are talking about Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, as a GMO product. The very idea that everyday consumables from the cotton in our clothes to artificial sweeteners may contain GMO underscores how pervasive and insidious this phenomenon really is.  We don’t even know where to look.   Read more

Caught Napping - GMOedipus Rex

Not only has Shane formally asked me to sleep in the guest room by way of a post-it note on the vanity, she actually burned that special copy of my great opus -- Zucchini, the Other White Meat – that I autographed for her on our first date. It gets worse.  I have also been ostracized by my Wednesday lunch group, the Fermented Four.  In fact, they have asked me with menacing undertones by way of a Craigslist personal ad to maintain a minimum distance of 100 feet from any Whole Foods salad bar lest I bring pestilence and contamination to those most sacred grounds.  They have also notified me that they have changed their name to the Kimchi Three following my excommunication.    Read more


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