When people ask me how I spend my days as a writer who largely works out of his home, my joke has always been that I really just sit around the house all day smoking cigars and watching Oprah in my boxers. So it’s more than a little ironic to have actually just finished watching Oprah (albeit fully dressed and sans cigar) as part of my official duties.
Oprah is alright in my book. She stood up to the Texas beef boys
and told them where they could put their crazy food libel laws. She’s pushed some quality literature to the masses via her book club. And she generally doesn’t shy away from the tough issues nor dumb anything down too much. I think she builds a lot of critical awareness of key issues among ordinary Americans who are often too busy to do it by themselves.
Her Earth Day edition show, which featured our products in several segments and just finished airing here in Vermont performed that service for green living. It was like one of those 50-simple-things-you-can-do books transformed into an hour TV show. Nothing too deep green, but lots of good, useful ideas along with well-stated rationales for making the suggested changes.
I was surprised by how well Oprah packed so much solid, important info into such a short time, Among the Seventh Gen-oriented highlights:
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