Writer for Esquire and ESPN The Magazine; eulogist. Currently reading Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon.

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.

The End? "

Zanesville Zoo Animal Escape

esquire.com — Published in the March 2012 issue 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.

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.

Louisville Player Steals Home to Win the Game

Conor McGregor Doesn't Believe in Death

esquire.com — Most of the time, Conor McGregor wins fights with his fists. He has won once with elbow strikes, and he has won once by submission. But the other fifteen times he has professionally beaten another man bloody-most recently Dennis Siver, whom he picked apart in Boston in January-it has been with his hands.

How ISS Expedition 43 Gets Ready for Spaceflight

popularmechanics.com — The astronauts had a busy few days leading up to this afternoon's launch, including being blessed by priests and getting dapper haircuts

This is How We Go to Mars

esquire.com — In March, Scott Kelly will bring us one step closer to Mars by spending an uninterrupted year on the International Space Station. Click here to read "Away," a premium feature by Chris Jones on Kelly's ambitious mission. Astronaut Scott Kelly and I were standing next to the train tracks at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Scott Kelly Mission to Space

esquire.com — At 3:42 EDT Friday afternoon-in the middle of the cold Kazakhstan night-astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will be launched aboard a Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrone to begin the most ambitious manned space mission in decades.
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May 29, 2015

Sepp Blatter is like Lex Luthor if Lex Luthor never had to worry about Superman.

May 27, 2015

"... we will work vigorously within FIFA in order to root out any misconduct..."—Sepp Blatter, a man who owns no mirrors.

May 27, 2015

@DanWetzel Someone will make the case that the US did this specifically to make the latter come true. And it will be compelling.

May 27, 2015

Thanks to FIFA for making an impossible dream a reality. Now I know how Qatar felt. twitter.com/TrendsmapUSA/s…

May 27, 2015

Trying to decide if this means the US will never host another World Cup or will host all the World Cups.

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