Beyond Words

The Unexplainable

February 2017 by Marshall Chapman Photograph by Anthony Scarlati Where does that first heartbeat come from? One minute we’re a mass of reproducing cells, then all of a sudden ... there...

Beyond Words

January 2017 by Marshall Chapman Photograph by Anthony Scarlati Sports as salvation ... I admit. I’m a sports fan. A Vanderbilt sports fan at that. Which means I have suffered. I’ve...

Beyond Words: Casa Testosterone

October 2016 By Marshall Chapman It all started with a one-way ticket to Reno. My friend Joseph and I had decided to attend a life-celebration ceremony for a mutual friend near the Sier...

Beyond Words

September 2016 by Marshall Chapman Politics as unusual ... I have never let politics stop me from loving anybody. If I did, I’d have to stop loving half the members of my family. My father,...

Eccentricity, anyone?

July 2016 by Marshall Chapman Back in the 1980s, my best friend was Diana Haig. A Sarah Lawrence graduate who’d recently migrated to Nashville from the punk rock scene in New York City, Dian...

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