What does it take to study the deepest places on Earth? The same kind of mettle required to survive them. Tim Shank has spent a lifetime doing both.
Connected by Stories
The stories we tell uncover the hard work of being human, how we strive and fall and rise every day to try again. Here are the published stories I’ve written on engaging issues — and the remarkable people behind them, who’ve allowed me a glimpse into their passions, their successes, their heartbreaks and their uncommon journeys for meaning and purpose.
- Health & Medicine
- In-Depth Features
We turned our eyes to Manhattan, we turned our eyes to Washington D.C., we turned our eyes to a lonely field in Shanksville, Pa., and then we turned our eyes to ourselves: Who, we wondered, will we become now?
At 49, Greg Michie gave it all up. His tenure-track position. His flexible schedule. His unhurried lunch hour. (His lunch hour, period.) In 2012, as a citywide teacher’s strike loomed, Michie left the relative comforts of higher education. He returned to the undervalued but indispensable work of public school teaching in America.