Beyond Words

Beyond Words

March 2017 by Marshall Chapman Doodlebug, etc. ... Does your car have a name? Mine does. I call it Doodlebug. It’s a 2010 silver Prius. In the weeks following my mother’s death in ...

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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