Sports, features and personality pieces dominated my writing in three decades at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Since then, my client list has diversified to include legal, health care and outdoor clients as well.

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New places. New insights. A new perspective on life and home and abroad. Getting to know people: Infants, children, families, lovers, athletes.

A love of food led to getting lost in my duty to photograph the daily special at McMurphy’s Cafe at St. Patrick Center. A joyful and successful collaboration with Chef Pete Kolich led to publication of “Eat Well. Do good. Recipes from McMurphy’s Cafe.”

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Crafting and shaping the words of others is like polishing a Maseratti. I’ve worked on websites, magazine articles and journals, both as a line editor and a copy editor. Quick grammar checks. Line editing. Headline writing. Proofing. And books: four and counting.

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I further an institution’s intellectual reputation. Wait … What?

I’m humbled and thrilled to have a review published in The Common Reader, A Journal of the Essay. The digital journal is published by Washington University in St. Louis and edited by Gerald Early. Its stated purpose is to “further the intellectual reputation of Washington University in St. Louis as an international thought leader.” Just …