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I have two decades experience in journalism, primarily opinion column writing, but also reporting on the education and religion beats. I’ve won awards for reporting, column writing and blogging. I’m known for being able to get sources to talk to me when they won’t talk to anyone else, and have interviewed the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and Shaquille O’Neal, and lots of people in between. I am skilled at developmental editing of opinion and lifestyle columns and blogs, and will work as a hired gun for ghost writing columns. My public speaking wheelhouse includes parenting, higher education, mental illness, the Catholic Church and the intersection between faith and public life. My talks have been called informative, inspirational and funny, especially if you’re drinking a margarita. A sample of my live storytelling is here. Feel free to reach out to rshorton08 (at) gmail (dot) com