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Back in 1928 at age 17, my Aunt Sara and a friend stuck out their thumbs on a Cleveland roadside and hitchhiked all the way to Yellowstone National Park.

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My storied life

One of my clearest memories from childhood is a leaf-crunching fall day in Ohio when the sky was bluer than any color Crayola could conjure. My third-grade teacher taped magazine pictures to the chalkboard and asked us to create a story about one of them. I don’t recall all of the details of what I wrote about, but I do remember the delight of sculpting words into a story. And in a sense, as a journalist, I’ve been writing stories ever since.

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