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Jumping the Velvet Rope

August 13, 2014
Jumping the Velvet Rope

I have been starstruck as a journalist only once.

Working as a reporter in Aspen gives even rookies a chance to brush up against A-listers they probably wouldn’t run into as cub reporters in Poughkeepsie. I interviewed politicians I admired (and those I didn’t), writers whose work inspired—and inspires me—and a handful of celebrities, I guess, but not as many as you might think.

The only time I felt like a silly teenager in the presence of the person on the other end of my notebook was the time I interviewed Robin Williams. Read More »

Down on the Farm

July 23, 2014
Down on the Farm

BETHESDA MAGAZINE

Students who graduate from Bethesda’s Walt Whitman High School, where SAT scores are typically among the highest in the county’s public schools, often end up pursuing jobs in high-paying careers after college. Greg Glenn had a different idea: He came home to be a farmer. Read More »

Baseball with Mister Way

July 17, 2014
Baseball with Mister Way

THE RUMPUS

The boys were raised in little wooden houses with palm frond roofs, some of them, and floors of dirt or concrete, lit by oil lanterns. The electric lights that glittered on the sequins of nightclub dancers in Havana didn’t reach the poor here, eight miles to the southeast, in the village of San Francisco de Paula.

Old men now, in their eighties, they look back on a time 75 years ago when a legend even while he lived enchanted their childhood Read More »

A Paradise Going to Hell — Thanks to Global Warming

May 9, 2014
A Paradise Going to Hell — Thanks to Global Warming

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Just past Johnny Depp’s private island in the Caribbean sits Lee Stocking Island, a little piece of paradise that’s going to hell.

The coral reefs that surround it are some of the healthiest in the Atlantic. And they’re dying. They’re dying in so many different ways, from so many different causes, it’s hard to imagine how they could survive, and without them, what the oceans might look like. Read More »

Jumping the Velvet Rope

Jumping the Velvet Rope

I have been starstruck as a journalist only once.

Working as a reporter in Aspen gives even rookies a chance to brush up against A-listers they probably wouldn’t run into as cub reporters in Poughkeepsie. I interviewed politicians I admired (and those I didn’t), writers whose work inspired—and inspires me—and a handful of celebrities, I guess, but not as many as you might think.

The only time I felt like a silly teenager in the presence of the person on the other end of my notebook was the time I interviewed Robin Williams. Read More »

Baseball with Mister Way

Baseball with Mister Way

THE RUMPUS

The boys were raised in little wooden houses with palm frond roofs, some of them, and floors of dirt or concrete, lit by oil lanterns. The electric lights that glittered on the sequins of nightclub dancers in Havana didn’t reach the poor here, eight miles to the southeast, in the village of San Francisco de Paula.

Old men now, in their eighties, they look back on a time 75 years ago when a legend even while he lived enchanted their childhood Read More »

A Paradise Going to Hell — Thanks to Global Warming

A Paradise Going to Hell — Thanks to Global Warming

THE HUFFINGTON POST

Just past Johnny Depp’s private island in the Caribbean sits Lee Stocking Island, a little piece of paradise that’s going to hell.

The coral reefs that surround it are some of the healthiest in the Atlantic. And they’re dying. They’re dying in so many different ways, from so many different causes, it’s hard to imagine how they could survive, and without them, what the oceans might look like. Read More »

Canary

Canary

RIVER TEETH

A month later it might have been a tulip poplar leaf in a dying burst of brilliance on the driveway. Read More »

From Man to Myth in a Flash

From Man to Myth in a Flash

FREDERICK NEWS-POST

I realized as I tilted back a Flying Dog ale at the Woody Creek Tavern that I had just witnessed a man end and a myth begin.

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Baseball with Mister Way

Baseball with Mister Way

THE RUMPUS The boys were raised in little wooden houses with palm frond roofs, some of them, and floors of dirt or concrete, lit by oil lanterns. The electric lights that glittered on the sequins of nightclub dancers in Havana didn’t reach the poor here, eight miles to the southeast, in the village of...

A Paradise Going to Hell — Thanks to Global Warming

A Paradise Going to Hell — Thanks to Global Warming

THE HUFFINGTON POST Just past Johnny Depp’s private island in the Caribbean sits Lee Stocking Island, a little piece of paradise that’s going to hell. The coral reefs that surround it are some of the healthiest in the Atlantic. And they’re dying. They’re dying in so many different ways, from so many different causes,...

Food & Farm

Down on the Farm Down on the Farm

BETHESDA MAGAZINE Students who graduate from Bethesda’s Walt Whitman High School, where SAT scores...

The Endless Season The Endless Season

BETHESDA MAGAZINE Tal Petty is a contrarian. While his friends head to Eastern Shore...

A Veneto Journey to Farm and Table in One A Veneto Journey to Farm and Table in One

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE I went looking for a slice of ancient Italy and somehow...

Tea for Tulips, Moo for Tea Tea for Tulips, Moo for Tea

    OUT HERE MAGAZINE Annie Haven’s family farm in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.,...

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