Growing up, I never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. No Reese's Pieces. No peanut butter Girl Scout cookies. Deprived? Not really. My mom is terribly allergic to peanuts. While I have a sensitivity to them (attributed mostly to apprehension and the fact that I've never developed a taste for them), if my mom is exposed to peanuts in any form (did you know that some SOAP has peanut oil in it?), she swells up. Without a shot, her throat can swell shut and she'll stop breathing. Last night, the St. Louis Cardinal's hosted a Peanut-Free section at Busch Stadium. This section allowed fans (especially families with allergic children) to watch the baseball game without worrying about a reaction. The only bummer is that there are no other peanut-free games scheduled, yet.
If you haven't been there in awhile (or at all!) PLEASE visit the Save Avis blog to find out more about the recent media coverage and blog chatter about Saint Louis University's actions against professor Avis Meyer. Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch published a story by Kavita Kumar about the situation and editorial staff member Alex Mayer posted a great commentary on the logic behind SLU's actions and their attack on freedom of the press. Plus, Amy George Rush and Jenny Rolf just launched an awesome new site dedicated to informing people about the situation and supporting a SLU legend. Visit the new SaveAvis.com!