clips

A sampling of Barbara Mahany stories…

recent essays and articles:

Boyhood on a Shelf | New York Times Book Review, April 9, 2017

Motherhood: Why We Do It | Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2017

Signature Caricatures | think magazine, Spring 2016

Forgiven | Northwestern magazine, Summer 2015

The Invitation of December | OnBeing, Dec. 21, 2014

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Prayer | OnFaith, Dec. 15, 2014

Thanksgiving: A Day for Giving Thanks | Chicago Tribune, Perspective section, Nov. 27, 2014

Cradled by Prayer | OnFaith, Oct. 15, 2014

Led by a Deep, Still Voice | Nieman Storyboard, “Write the Book,” Oct. 1, 2014

The Attentive Life | Marquette Magazine, Summer 2014

Stop, Look and Listen | Northwestern Magazine, Fall 2014

from the Chicago Tribune:

Feature Stories:

The Pigeon Man of Lincoln Square | Q section, Sept. 19, 2004

Pigeon man’s story at the end (part 1) (part 2) |Metro section, Dec. 20, 2007

Lucy’s mom was there  (part 1(part 2)  | Front page, Main News section, May 11, 2008

Chicago’s crowded skies (part 1)  (part 2)  (part3) | SUNDAY section, Nov. 15, 2009

My fragile future | Chicago Tribune Magazine, Oct. 1, 2006

Ride of his life: Making miracles? For Devrim Topal, it’s just like riding a bike  (part 1) (part 2) | Q section, Sept. 7, 2003

From the earth, soul-saving grace: A mom’s organic farm helps her grow beyond her grief  (part 1) (part 2) | Q section, July 22, 2007

Night rounds: There’s no darker place than a children’s hospital at night. Chaplain Stacey Jutila brings LIGHT and SOLACE to those lonely halls (part 1) (part 2) | Q section, Sept. 9, 2007

Dirty stories: City folk salivate over weekly musings about life on an Illinois farm  (part 1) (part 2) | Q section, Sept. 24, 2006

The Goat Lady vs. Goliath: Award-winning cheesemaker heads charge to say no to a road that threatens farm paradise  (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) | SUNDAY section, June 6, 2010

Personal Essays:

The Grayest Day: A boy falls from his bike; a family descends to nightmare’s edge | Chicago Tribune Magazine, March 4, 2007

Bad day at diamond leaves Little Leaguer in the rough | Talk column, Main News section, June 8, 2009

When wonder comes for Christmas (part 1) (part 2) | SUNDAY section, Dec. 25, 2011

Four score and one 7-year-old’s tears ago | Talk column, Main News section, April 13, 2009

School sweethearts: Entering a new world, with love in pocket (part 1) (part 2) | Perspective section, Sept. 2, 2007

Parent’s college goodbye is a bittersweet triumph | SUNDAY section, Aug. 7, 2011

Welcome home, college freshman. XOXO | Perspective section, Nov. 20, 2011

From the long-ago Chicago Tribune archives, a sampling of articles from my 10-part series, Hunger in America, Livingston Award finalist, 1984: 

Hunger in America: Millions Go Hungry in Land of Plenty (front page) (part 2) (part 3)| Chicago Tribune, Oct. 14, 1984