About me

According to relatives, I came into this world weighed down with passionate opinions and a insatiable curiosity. Eventually, I got paid for my opinions as a newspaper columnist in both the secular and Catholic press, and my innate “why” gene was put to good use for a number of years as an education reporter, feature writer, and food section editor. Details of all this can be found here. When not working at my day job or blogging, I’m in the throes of the final edit of my first novel and trying to remain hopeful in spite of the 2016 presidential election. Unless it’s one of two Fridays a month, in which case I’m doing none of those things, but rather hanging out with this kiddo, who has obviously picked up my nose for news.


Feel free to reach out at rshorton08(at)gmail(dot)com.



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