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The Sleepover

The Washington Post Magazine, May 14, 2017

A Mother’s Day essay remembering my mom, Barbara Donahue (1929-2017), and my favorite punk band, The Plasmatics (1977-1983). Edited by David Rowell.

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Candidate Kipsang

ESPN, April 20, 2017

Kenyan marathon ace Wilson Kipsang runs for public office, amid accusations that he’s stealing votes. Edited by Rebecca Nordquist.

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Painting the Fence

Yankee Magazine, March 2017

The joys and agonies of maintaining the picket fence at my family’s ancient home in New Hampshire. Edited by Ian Aldrich.

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The Messenger

The Washington Post Magazine, January 20, 2017

Once a basketball phenom and a hiphop deejay, Suhaib Webb is now a Muslim cleric with a vast following among millennials and also a bone to pick with Donald J. Trump. Edited by David Rowell.  

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Don’t Stop Now

Backpacker, January 2017

At age 77, long distance hiker George “Billy Goat” Woodard has no fixed address and is forever walking in the wilderness or making his way to the wilderness—on trains, in friends’ cars, and sometimes by hitchhiking. Edited by Dennis Lewon.

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