Part Six

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Gerard Jones

Part Five


The Denver Post
5990 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80216

We got a ride up to the top of Pike's Peak, then got lost trying to find our way back down again. It got cold. It snowed. Then it got dark. We thought we might freeze to death. We built a fire and made up stories about how, centuries later, people would discover our skeletons. When the sun came up, we weren't lost after all. The outskirts of the town were just behind the next little ridge of rocks. All we had to do was walk another hundred yards or so.

The day after we almost froze to death, some of Ginny's New Age buddies started showing up. They had some kind of loose affiliation with Elizabeth Clare Prophet. I never really got to the bottom of it all. They talked about St. Germaine, the Archangel Michael and some bunch of glowing guys they called "Ascended Masters." They all wore pastel clothes and had faraway looks in their eyes, and every two-bit thing that ever happened to any of them had some big cosmic purpose. They adored Ginny. She fit right in. Every two-bit thing she ever did her whole life always had some big cosmic purpose. I understood practically nothing of any of it. We had grown apart. She had leaped a few rungs ahead of me up the spiritual ladder. We all go at our own pace. Or maybe all her New Age claptrap was just too much of a pain in the ass, even for me. I still liked her. I couldn't help but like her. I'll always like her—but her New Age buddies and me didn't hit it off at all. I left before the week was up.

Bill Reynolds, General Manager

Lee Ann Colacioppo, Editor

Megan Schrader, Editorial

Matt Sebastian, Managing Editor

Donovan Henderson, Business

Jess Rollins

Beth Rankin

Noelle Phillips

Jess Rollins

Judith Kohler

Barbara Ellis

Tiney Ricciardi

Patrick Traylor

Eric Lutzens

Monica Brewer


Baltimore Sun
300 E. Cromwell St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Trif Alatzas, Publisher and Editor

Jay Judge, Content

Sam Davis, Managing Editor

Tricia Bishop, Opinion

Amanda Kell, Enterprise

Chris Dinsmore, News

Jacques Kelly, Columnist

Dan Rodricks, Columnist

Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, Entertainment

Micha Green

Tracie Rawson, Magazines

Mary Carole McCauley, Books

Peter Jensen

Leeann Adams

Paul McCardell, Library

Lorraine Mirabella

Steve Earley

Ngan Ho

Sabrina LeBoeuf


USA Today
7950 Jones Branch Dr.
McLean, VA 22108

Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Publisher

Nicole Carroll, Editor in Chief

Kristen DelGuzzi, Opinion

Jeanette Barrett-Stokes

Laura Trujillo, Entertainment

Kristen Go, Executive Editor

Michelle Maltais

Holly T. Moore

Yasmeen Qureshi

Mizell Stewart III

Russ Torres

Andrea Ball

Will Carless

Derek Catron

Grace Hauck

Christal Hayes

Jorge L. Ortiz

Jeanine Santucci

Josh Susong

Celina Tebor

Charles Ventura

Ashley R. Williams

Alia Wong

Deirdre Shesgreen

David Brinkerhoff

Sarah Sarder

Morgan Absher

Bryan Alexander

Mary Cadden, Books

Alia E. Dastagir

Marco della Cava

Erin Jensen

Jennifer McClellan

Sara Kuburic

Gary Levin

David Oliver

Melissa Ruggieri

Brian Truitt

Barbara VanDenburgh, Books

Kim Willis

Kelley Benham French

Emily Le Coz

Amy Pyle

Monique O. Madan

Casey Blake

Suzette Hackney

Rex Huppke

Ingrid Jacques

Jill Lawrence

Connie Schultz

Tim Swarens

Ashley May

Tim Gardner

Camille Fine

Jarrad Henderson

Jessica Boller

Cathy Kononetz

Allison Moses

David Kender

Amy Roberts

Ryan Waniata

Austin Bogues

Steven Porter

Washington State

Seattle Times
1000 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109

Michele Matassa Flores, Executive Editor

Lynn Jacobson, Managing Editor

Naomi Ishisaka

Stefanie Loh

Levi Pulkkinen, Business

Judy Averill

Lauren Rosenblatt

Jon Talton

Agnes Al-Shibibi

Michelle Archer

Qina Liu

Vonnai Phair

Crystal Paul, Features

Janet Tu

Tyler Agafonov, Books

Grace Gorenflo

Moira Macdonald

Jerald Pierce

Michael Rietmulder

Lori Taki-Uno

Danny Westneat

Bill Reader, Magazine Editor

Sandy Deneau Dunham

Sandi Doughton

Brendan Kiley


Philadelphia Inquirer
801 Market St., Ste. 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Gabriel Escobar, Editor

Charlotte Sutton, Managing Editor

Patrick Kerkstra, Content Strategy

Kate Dailey, Features

Richard Jones, Opinion

Cathy Rubin

Ariella Cohen

Gary Miles

Zoe Greenberg

Layla Jones

Julie Busby

Megan Griffith-Greene

Dan DeLuca

Peter Dobrin

Stephan Salisbury

Alfred Lubrano

Stephanie Farr

Elizabeth Wellington, Columnist

Karl Stark

Catherine Dunn

James Neff

David Gambacorta

Oona Goodin-Smith

Erica Palan

Alison McCook

Devi Lockwood

Trudy Rubin

Danese Kenon

Monica Herndon

Raishad Hardnett

Dan Hirschhorn

Ellen Dunkel

Tommy Rowan

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
358 North Shore Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15212

Stan J. Wischnowski, Executive Editor

David Garth, Managing Editor

Teresa Lindeman, Features

Linda Parker

Jeff Gerritt

Brandon McGinley

Jerry Micco

Tim McDonough

Michael Sallah

Stephanie Ritenbaugh

Kevin Kirkland, Magazine Editor

Scott Mervis

Arturo Fernandez

Matt Rosenberg

Stephen Karlinchak, Librarian


The Tennessean
1100 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

In Jackson, Mississippi, three guys in a red pickup thought I was a freedom rider. I wasn't. They were members of an organization called "Americans for the Preservation of the White Race." One of them held a shotgun under my chin. He held it steadily, like he'd done it before. I told them in my best Southern drawl that I was on my way up to Memphis, looking for work. I was all for Negroes being able to eat at white restaurants and drink from white drinking fountains and go to school with white kids and not get themselves lynched every five seconds, sure, but the way I figured it was that Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy were doing a fine job of fixing all that. I simply did not see how getting my head blown off would have helped. The guys in the pickup dropped me off at the north end of town. That might have been worth writing about, but I doubted it.

Michael A. Anastasi, Editor

Duane W. Gang

Benjamin Goad, Entertainment

Jeremy Harmon

David Plazas

Liam Adams

Abbey Cutrer

Alyssa Feliciano

Brad Schmitt, Columnist

Sherah Ndjongo

Matthew Leimkuehler

Mel Fronczek

Francisco Guzman

Taylor Worsham


Omaha World-Herald
1314 Douglas St., Ste. 1500
Omaha, NE 68102

Ava Thomas, President

Paul Goodsell, Editor in Chief

Courtney Brummer-Clark, Managing Editor

Chrisann Nigrin

Jessica Wade

Natalie Dattilio

Betsie Freeman

Sheritha Jones

Marjorie Ducey


Des Moines Register
400 Locust St., Ste. 500
Des Moines, IA 50309

Carol Hunter, Executive Editor

Kelli Leonard

Lucas Grundmeier

Susan Stapleton, Entertainment

Rachel E. Stassen-Berger

Courtney Crowder

Isaac Hamlet

Brianne Pfannenstiel

Meg McLaughlin

Rekha Basu

Rachelle Chase

Rhode Island

The Providence Journal
75 Fountain St.
Providence, RI 02902

David Ng, Executive Editor

Michael McDermott, Managing Editor

Whitman Littlefield

Patrick Anderson

Antonia Noori Farzan

Kathleen Hill

Alex Kuffner

Kurt Mayer

Jack Perry

Peter Donahue

Mark Patinkin

Donna M. McGarry


Daily Oklahoman
100 W. Main St., Ste 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Ray Rivera, Executove Editor

Don Mecoy, Managing Editor

Ryan Sharp, News Director

Clytie Bunyan, Opinion

David Dishman, Business

Moran Elwell, Features

Chris Casteel

Nolan Clay

Cheyenne Derksen

Josh Dulaney

Jana Hayes

Steve Lackmeyer

Ainsley Martinez

Brandy McDonnell

Richard Mize

Yesenia Jimenez

Addison Kliewer

Part Five


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