Fiorella's mother had been a journalism teacher, and the family always subscribed to a newspaper, much to Fio's benefit. She learned to read from comic strips, and a newspaper validated her childhood art by publishing it. In high school, she edited the longest-running Latin student publication in the country one year and the state Latin student publication the next year. Later on, she married the son of two journalists. In graduate school, she originated a department newsletter. Later, in between teaching and grading, she wrote for the local newspaper and even set up two tabloids on her own. Yes, Fiorella loves newspapers. but her own children are barely aware of them. Why bother when they have television and computers at their beck and call?
Fiorella is sad.