One Friday in early June I drove up to Chattanooga and hung out in an abandoned cemetery with a man I’d never met. This is not something I’m generally in the habit of doing; until a few years ago, actually, I would not even set foot in a cemetery, let alone one long-neglected and riddled with broken tombstones and sunken graves. The man was named David Young and he quite fortunately is a Georgia Tech graduate, which means I got to tell his story in the alumni magazine (which, despite the fact that I don’t mention it much in this space, is what occupies the day-job realm of my life). Writing the story was an honor and a challenge and it is finally out in the world which is, as always, both a relief and totally unsettling. Andy Lee took the photos and I love them.