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“Red Sox Stole A Girl's Heart — But It's So Over Now” How the Red Sox taught me that it really is just a game. In The Hartford Courant

“It’s Cancer, Not a Moral Crucible” Being sick doesn’t make you a hero.
In The Washington Post

“Family Reunion” Love — even if you can’t agree with — one another. In America

“A Color-free Childhood” Growing up in the sensory-deprivation chamber known as the 1970s. In The Christian Science Monitor

“My Hardest Lent Ever” On giving up snarky remarks for 40 days. In Catholic Digest

“Jazz Is the Sound of God Laughing” How music helped me get through my first cancer.
On National Public Radio, and anthologized twice that I know of: Here and here.

“Juvenile Justice and the Theater of the Absurd” Policies that turn kids into career criminals. In Miller-McCune (Now Pacific Standard).

Reported stories

“The Farm School” A practical, poetic introduction to life on the land.
In Miller-McCune (Now Pacific Standard).

“Use of Restraints, Seclusions Tops 18,000” Investigative piece about public schools putting disabled kids in closets. Really. On Connecticut Health i-Team

“Simply Rwandan” Young adults who were orphaned in the genocide prepare themselves to lead in a peaceful, more prosperous Rwanda. In Miller-McCune (Now Pacific Standard)

“Pol Pot’s Legacy” The survivors of Khmer Rouge oppression are dying young. Is it a late effect of what they suffered as children? In Miller-McCune (Now Pacific Standard)

“Making Cancer Quit Cold Turkey” At least in the laboratory, there’s a microRNA that cancer cannot live without. In Centerpoint

“Pediatric AIDS Clinic Reports Success” How money and will is ending mother-child transmission in the developed world. In Yale Medicine

“Home Care Inspections Lag, Fines Rarely Imposed” A look inside a troubled, hard-to-regulate industry. On Connecticut Health i-Team