Jason Wilson is the founding editor of The Smart Set. He also edits The Best American Travel Writing series (Houghton Mifflin).
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Breaking Baccalaureate This past spring, I attended a championship story slam with a student I have advised and whom I know well. This student is a gifted writer and a funny, self-deprecating storyteller. I […]
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Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass