Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com, Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards)You can't escape death on a farm, where it is both a practical matter and an asset. Photo by Stanley Zimny

Kate’s Still Here (Esquire.com, Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards)

Originally Published: Esquire.com • November 14, 2017  • The Sunday Long Read number one readers’ pick for 2017, and Longform best of 2017. Recommended by Longreads as an “incredibly moving feature.” Winner of Hearst Magazines’ 2017 Editorial Excellence Awards in the category of “reported feature or profile.”

For three days during a humid stretch of July in Newton, North Carolina, cars lined up along the dirt road outside the home of Deloy and Kate Oberlin. Read more...

Who Owns The Dead? (The New Republic)Photo by MudflapDC

Who Owns The Dead? (The New Republic)

Originally Published: The New Republic • June 25, 2015

“We didn’t have to get in the car, go to the [funeral parlor] in our fancy clothes, and have our grief in the packaged amount of time,” said Beth Barbeau, 52, one of the death midwife’s clients, who cared for her dead mother, Sharon Bailey, at home for two and a half days before she was cremated in a cardboard casket that Barbeau’s young sons decorated. Read more...