Loch Ness Memoir

A trip to Scotland and an investigation of enduring belief.

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“I remember reading about the deathbed confession, and how strangely sad it made me, even though I had not, at that point, believed in the monster for years. How much sadder, I wondered, would it make those who still believed in the existence of a monster in Loch Ness?”

The Longest Night

On Easter Sunday, 2008, a boat called the Alaskan Ranger went down in the Bering Sea. Forty-seven people were left to fend for themselves in 32-degree water. Forty-two survived.

Raising the Dead

When deep sea diver Dave Shaw reached the bottom of Bushman’s Hole, he discovered the body of Deon Dreyer. Though Dreyer had been gone for 10 years, Shaw was determined to bring him back.

Little Man and the Pursuit of Happiness

The 3-part story of Ethan Arbelo, 11 years old and diagnosed with a terminal illness, on a journey to fulfill his dreams.

  1. Part 1: Diagnosis That Lead to a Prayer, a List, and a Moonlit Kiss

    His boyhood dreams.

  2. Part 2: As They Said He Was Dying, Ethan Arbelo Wasn't Done Living

    “How do you tell a Marine to stop fighting?”

  3. Accepting His 'Order,' a Marine Returns Home

    Ethan Arbelo takes the last stand.