Ali

I crossed paths with Muhammad Ali at a book conference at the Anaheim Convention Center years back. The way his security detail — a large group of square …

Operation Santa 2 – The Dashing Away

Here’s the back of my car, loaded up as I headed off to the “wrapping party” I had with friends last Sunday. In Operation Santa, the participating post office assigns each child’s letter a number and (modern times being what they are) redacts nearly all private information except for fi …

Operation Santa 2015

These last few weeks, I’ve been busy with Operation Santa, a Christmas-season community program coordinated by the US post office and serving children in nee …

Tucson: Reporter’s Notebook

My field notes from the January 8th shooting site and the youngest victim’s elementary school, one morning in March 2011. — Julia Hutton
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Tucson: You’ve Got Mail

On January 8, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, a botched assassination attempt on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords left 6 people dead and 13 injured. The killer, a you …