“Gray Baby: Life, Death and Slippery Slopes” [Jan. 6, Xpress], Abigail Hickman’s piece on the death and funeral of 2-year-old Abagail Newman, struck me deeply.
Ms. Hickman presented an intensely personal and anguished account that was by turns moving, revealing and thought-provoking. Gone was the normal journalistic remove we are used to seeing when reading about such horrific occurrences. Instead, Ms. Hickman gently and assuredly brought her readers into the very heart of the story, revealing the players — and her own reactions — with honesty and guts.
This was a masterful piece of writing, and I thank her for it.
— Gordon Clark