Jeremiah Horrigan

Jeremiah Horrigan has spent his professional life as a reporter, telling other people’s stories in several daily upstate New York newspapers. His essays, columns and features have appeared in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Talking Writing. He writes a bylined blog at The Huffington Post and has written two memoirs, including Fortunate Son: A Dying Father, an Angry Son and the War on the Home Front, from which this story is adapted.

Stories By Jeremiah Horrigan

I Was Ready to Go to Prison for My Anti-War Beliefs. Then One Man Changed My Life.

To protest the Vietnam War, I broke into a federal building. Half a century later, I finally got the chance to ask the judge why he made the shocking decision to let me walk.