Plagued by Sanity


I had become periodically insane, with long bouts of horrible sanity…
–Mark McCawley

Just how do we define someone like Mark McCawley, who died earlier this year after a twelve-year wrestling match with cancer? Writer Bart Plantenga does his best in a memorial to an energetic, loving, larger-than-life man whom he admired greatly.

David lives in central Ohio and works for a sports newspaper. He is a regular contributor to Nervous Breakdown and Andrei Codrescu's Exquisite Corpse. More from this author →