Writer for Esquire and ESPN The Magazine; eulogist. Currently reading The Best Team Money Can Buy by @molly_knight.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Flight

esquire.com — Air Force One. Fifty years later, what happened after JFK died has fully come to light. Published in the October 2013 80th Anniversary issue 12:30 P.M., CENTRAL STANDARD TIME Colonel James Swindal, a handsome forty-six-year-old carpenter's son from Alabama and the pilot of Air Force One, sits in the communications shack behind his cockpit, pushing back a roast-beef sandwich.

Thanksgiving for Single Dads

esquire.com — I watch people. It's a terrible habit, but I can't shake it. I stare at strangers in restaurants and on trains, and I play deduction games, turning the smallest physical clues into the stories of their lives. Hands are usually good giveaways. Mouths. Eyes. Everywhere I look, I see signs and make judgments.
Jun 21, 2015

Also super excellent is this piece by @MySecondEmpire about single dads who truly love their kids: esquire.com/news-politics/…

How Money Is Made

esquire.com — Unless you're more of a player than we think you are, that new hundred-dollar bill coming this fall won't wind up in your pocket very often. But it may be America's most popular export, the most coveted bill in the world. And the story of the new hundred

Penélope Cruz Sexiest Woman Alive 2014

esquire.com — More Photos of the Sexiest Woman Alive Some of them had forgotten, or maybe had never known, that a sword would be behind the red cape, and they began streaming out of Madrid's Plaza de Toros midway through the first fight.

The Things That Carried Him

esquire.com — Originally published in the May 2008 issue. Indiana, The End Don Collins stood in the sun and mapped out in his mind a rectangle on the grass, eight feet by three feet. He is forty-nine, wears a handful of pomade in his hair, and no longer needs a tape to take the measure of things.
May 22, 2015

Happy Memorial Day weekend, my American friends. Please take a moment to remember Sgt. Joey Montgomery: esquire.com/news-politics/…

May 23, 2015

RT @MySecondEmpire: Happy Memorial Day weekend, my American friends. Please take a moment to remember Sgt. Joey Montgomery: esquire.com/news-politics/…

May 25, 2015

A Memorial Day read. @esquire used its daily email to share this amazing piece from my friend @MySecondEmpire esquire.com/news-politics/…

The End? "

May 11, 2015

remember when Chris Jones wrote that Bartolo Colon had reached "the end" 3 yrs ago? has best pitching record in MLB. grantland.com/features/the-e…

Zanesville Zoo Animal Escape

esquire.com — The horses knew first. Terry Thompson kept dozens of them on his farm just west of Zanesville, Ohio, a suffering river town and the seat of Muskingum County. Most of the living things in Zanesville had been born in Zanesville, or in the county at least; Thompson was one of the few importers.
May 06, 2015

.@DANTONILAW That time exotic animals went loose in Ohio was much more exciting. @esquire wrote all about it: esquire.com/news-politics/…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @nkellyatJG: When unregulated, dangerous wild animals got loose in Ohio in 2012. Amazing writing. ow.ly/P44XT

Robert Caro Fourth Volume

esquire.com — Published in the May 2012 issue of Esquire, on sale soon On the twenty-second floor of the Fisk Building in New York - an elegant brick giant built in 1921, stretching an entire block of West Fifty-seventh Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue - the hallways are lined with doors bearing gold plaques.

Bruce Jenner Olympic Athlete

esquire.com — Photo: At the Jenner manse in Hidden Hills, California, as Kylie, left, and Kendall are being shot for the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.] Published in the June/July 2012 issue Fathers suffer a curse, and Bruce Jenner knows this curse better than most: The day you become a father, you stop being who you were.
Apr 24, 2015

I hope Bruce Jenner is happy. Had the feeling he wasn't when we met three years ago: esquire.com/news-politics/…

Apr 25, 2015

clarifier MT @MySecondEmpire: I hope Bruce Jenner is happy. Had feeling he wasn't when we met 3 yrs ago esquire.com/news-politics/…

Louisville Player Steals Home to Win the Game

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Jul 29, 2015

I was thinking a tear-soaked uniform would be a real collector's item and then I remembered it was a Mets jersey.

Jul 29, 2015

@GrantWahl Thanks Grant! I expected that I would eat more cookies than Gerrard, and did.

Jul 29, 2015

That ends most of my mag work for a bit. Now to dedicate myself to failing at other things. Stay tuned for updates/tears/regrets.

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