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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