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, Salon.com 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.