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A new direction for a historic prison — on the wire today for the Associated Press

April 18, 2016
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I always enjoy writing about Eastern State Penitentiary here in Philadelphia. This story is about a new direction the historic site is taking. It’s now not only about fun — like the haunted house or Bastille Day celebrations — or about trivia — like which famous inmates once stayed here. Its latest exhibit exhibits...

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The Confederate Monument Debate in New Orleans: Take ‘em or leave ‘em. In today’s Washington Post

April 18, 2016
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A story that I’m sure will go on and on and on: The debate over what to do with the Confederate monuments in New Orleans. My piece provides examples of similar fights in other cities and gives both sides of the debate in, I...

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And what a week it was….

April 2, 2016
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Crazy busy work week here, and three of the pieces I wrote are already in print. One other, a 5,000 word story for Neurology Now, will be coming out in June. I have two articles due Monday, too. Better than the alternative! Published in...

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The Mystery of Aphasia in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday Science section

March 27, 2016
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My article on the little known neurological disorder called aphasia is the centerpiece of today’s Inquirer Science section. My sincere thanks to the gentlemen who are struggling with this...

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New Orleans Advocate

March 21, 2016
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A trip to New Orleans isn’t complete without a story or two. My St. Pat’s visit yielded this centerpiece on Chalmette Cemetery. It starts like this: For the first...

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Drummers with Attitude … a positive attitude

March 17, 2016
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I loved reporting this column about Drummers with Attitude, a mentoring program in a nearby suburb. I even smacked a bucket to the beat. Here’s a teaser: Gathered in...

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