When I was a young boy I was raised by our Nana and Mother along with my older and younger sisters. We spent many hours watching television shows together. Those trans-generational moments of shared emotions were important bedrock in our growing up. It’s a shame that the modern environment for such unity is so now completely segmented. The current entertainers that rivet a 12 year old would likely never be on the same TV show nowadays as one that might make the heart of 70 year old take wings. Back then we all loved to hear Tony Bennett sing or watch Gene Kelly dance. Seeing Nana and Mom have that pure joy in their eyes taught me so much about me enjoying and allowing myself to enjoy…the way they taught me to set the table for another communal joy that guides me everyday; dining together.
Now it’s time to hit the ‘Listen on WLRN’ button at the top to hear the remainder of my show. ‘A Word On Food’ airs on WLRN every Saturday around 8:30 a.m. at 91.3 and also 91.5 on the radio. I want to thank so many of you who tell me in person how much you are enjoying the show!