November 2021

When Will We Learn?

ProPublica published an article a couple of weeks ago that had me scratching my head in confusion. And then I got well…angry.

It seems that back in May of 2018, a rare and quite virulent strain of salmonella (infantis) caught the media’s attention. In less than two months, the bacteria had made more than a dozen people sick. Strains of the bacteria were found in chicken breasts, sausages and wings during routine sampling at poultry plants. 

My Family

As the holiday season shimmers on, I am feeling sentimental this year. My family was big and loud and a bit…pazzo as we say in Italian, but they made me the woman I am and I am missing those wild holidays of my childhood. Family was everywhere all the time, it seemed. I was smothered in kisses and hugs…and food by aunts, uncles, cousins and other loved ones from dawn til dusk, holidays or not but so much more during this festive season. I am not usually one to live in the past or to get maudlin.