Ricky Reilly visits my house every 2 weeks. He makes me think, often makes me laugh, and sometimes makes me cry. He inspires me and gives me ideas. He is a writer for ESPN Magazine. I turn to his column, the Life of Reilly, on the very last page of the magazine, as soon as I get it out of the mailbox. I love the way he writes so much that I've used his column as mentor text for fifth graders. He uses a ton of figurative language and his leads and conclusions are masterful. Lucky for you, his articles are archived here. If you choose just one to read, please read this one. Let me know if you agree with me.