Life is full of adversity. But the death of a child presents one of life's most agonizing trials. The grief can be unbearable.
But this is not going to be a depressing blog post. One of the best parts of my job is meeting people who use adversity to benefit others. That's what this post is about.
So let me introduce you to Icy Frantz. Isn't that a cool name? Icy lives in Connecticut, where her husband Scott Frantz is a State Senator.
Scott and Icy Frantz
Forbes just published its annual list of the richest people on the planet. Warren Buffett ranks third with a net worth of $50 billion. It was hard to ignore that when I traveled to Buffett's office in Omaha last month to interview him for a television documentary I am currently producing.
Southern Virginia University is a small liberal arts college nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. The school’s president recruited me to teach there a few years back. He told me I wouldn’t have to cut back on my writing comm itments and I could design my own course.
For the past six months I've worked on one of the most ambitious journalism investigations of my career. Sports Illustrated and CBS News collaborated to conduct criminal background checks on all 2,837 college football players on SI's 2010 preseason Top 25 poll. The results are this week's cover story in Sports Illustrated: CRIMINAL RECORDS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL, which hit newsstands today. Additional reporting and videos are online at SI.com and CBS.com.