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The Magic Vest

It was a gorgeous wool vest marked down to next-to-nothing at my favorite thrift store, and that is really all I was thinking as I walked into the communal dressing room just as a woman’s wig popped off her head.

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Man Without A Face

I was nervous to meet Donnie Fritts. I’d never interviewed someone missing most of their face. While the sight of Donnie is initially jarring, the man behind the missing face is gentle and kind — and enormously funny. It’s been

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Chip’s Nation

I wasn’t prepared for this story. This was intended as a one year follow up to a story I’d told about a boy named Chip Madren. Chip was fighting an aggressive brain tumor and my first story about him focused

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