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Why I ran a marathon

Last year I went to the NYC marathon as a spectator. It was incredible. It was one of the most positive environments I had ever been a part of. There was no other team to root against, no one you wanted to do poorly. Every person there was cheering wildly for complete strangers. Many people

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Sometimes we fail

Sometimes we accomplish our goals; and sometimes we fail. Any narrative that attempts to hide that universal truth is not being wholly honest.

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From Zero to Marathon

Training for a marathon can be a poetic metaphor for life, and the most important lesson for both is to never give up.

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Life Under The Volcano

A neighborhood in Ecuador was mostly abandoned when Cotopaxi, the snow-capped volcano that hangs over the area, became active. Only a few die-hard residents remain.

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I wrote a book

And it was exhausting. More than I would have ever believed. Actually writing the book was a long and arduous process, perhaps compounded by the fact that it was about my own life and I didn’t always want to re-live some parts of the story. It’s also extremely hard to be objective about your own

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Interview with the Author

An interview by The Norwich Radical with author John Dennehy about his forthcoming book, Illegal: a true story of love, revolution and crossing borders

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The Long Road to a Book

This is a long time coming. I scribbled down thoughts and reflections while I was in transit, forced onto the plane by police who were ordered to kick me out of their country. That was 2006, nearly 11 years ago. And now, later this month, some of those notes will be published in my first

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My first book comes out next month!

More than a decade after I was deported from Ecuador then snuck back in, I am publishing a book about it. Next month. I began jotting down thoughts and notes while I was still in the process of living illegally and sneaking across borders so in a very real way this book has taken me

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