In a matter of weeks, I found myself, an intelligent young woman growing up in the nation's safest city, in a great deal of trouble. While I was quickly able to break it off and move forward, many women are not so fortunate.
Joe Vitale, who was born in Palermo, Italy and christened Pepino by his parents, is the fig savior. When he bought his house six years ago, the fig tree in back was all but dead. Joe nursed it back to health.