MODEL MOTHER

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When my wife Lydia was a teenager she thought it would be fun to be a fashion model. Her real ambition was to be a writer. But she looked at modeling the way I looked at playing center field for the Boston Red Sox. These were our adolescent dreams. Then we grew up.

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The Book That Changed My Life

On May 17 I’ll publish my tenth book. It’s called POISONED and this one is incredibly personal to me. This book tells the story that sparked the food movement in the country. During the two years it took me to write it, my family has revolutionized the way we eat. We now grow much of our food on the organic farm we created. We raise our own chickens. What we don’t produce we buy from local organic farmers. We eat in season. My children haven’t tasted fast food in two years and we seldom visit grocery stores. Now when we say grace we mean it.
I’m so passionate about POISONED that I created a custom Facebook page just for the book and for information about it. Check it out. And if you “Like” it, you’ll receive more updates about the book and issues in the organic and local food movement.

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Sargeant's Heaven

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.

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Scott and Icy Frantz

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15 MINUTES WITH WARREN BUFFETT

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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.

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HIGHER EDUCATION

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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.

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