Author BlogIn the Mouth of the Serpent


When we are not in Possagno, Sabin makes dinner at home, at the sweet apartment in the Dorsoduro we’ve rented from his boyhood friend Carlo. It’s all luscious foodstuffs from the supermercato Billa Billa. Tonight  we feasted on mozzarella di bufala con tomate e pesto, and green olives and paper-thin slices of chicken with herbs […]

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Agriturismo Al Vecchio Borgo outside of Possagno: A magical experience, with excellent food

If I were married to a surgeon, I would hear about cuts and scalpels; if I were married to a movie producer, I would be regaled with stories about talent and above- and below-the-line costs; I am married to a classical figurative sculptor, so I have spent considerable time in Possagno, at Canova’s Gypsoteca and […]

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Letter to Senators Gillibrand and Schumer re the Leahy Bill

Nov 19, 2010 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Russell Senate Office Building, Room 478 Constitution and Delaware Avenues, NE Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Gillibrand, I am deeply concerned that Sen. Leahy’s Food Safety Accountability Act of 2010 (S. 3767) may be included in or attached to the Food Safety Bill (S. 510), either via the manager’s […]

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We MUST distrust the FDA, the medical establishment, and Big Pharma

Scientists leave Monsanto to work at the FDA during the approval process for the use of Bovine Growth Hormone in dairy cows. The FDA allows milk to be substantially more adulterated for consumer use. After bovine growth hormone is approved, the scientists return to their original jobs at Monsanto. See: NEXUS Magazine, several articles including […]

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I’ve been preaching about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup for years, and finally, The Times Online verifies: “Scientists have proved for the first time that a cheap form of sugar used in thousands of food products and soft drinks can damage human metabolism and is fuelling the obesity crisis.” For years I’ve […]

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In my next lifetime

In my next lifetime, when I come back, I will ski more and worry less. I will begin every dinner with dessert, and it will be dark chocolate, or something gooey and coconut. I will choose dresses for color and not for whether or not they make me look slim. I am thinking yellow, purple, […]

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Eat almonds & avoid corn syrup

Nothing in this post is intended to diagnose or treat disease. I am not a medical doctor and this blog contains personal opinions. I have to make some sort of disclaimer because the FDA, which is a shill for the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies, and so protects their profits rather than the health of […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.