"Made in the Shade" A package on Southern writers: profiles, interviews and an 11-state directory of writers you may never have heard of but are worth your time. Appeared in Creative Loafing chain.
"Mass Appeal" A day-in-the-life profile of a telegenic parish priest in Miami. Published in Catholic Digest, reprinted in the St. Petersburg Times
"The Liberation of Tam Minh Pham" How the first West Point graduate from South Vietnam disappears after the fall of Saigon, only to be rescued by his classmates two decades later. A cover story in The Washington Post Magazine
Murray, reporter, writer, teacher, coach, died Saturday, Dec. 30, of heart
failure. Five days earlier, the Boston Globe published what would be his last
column, one that captured the spirit of a man who despite a lifetime of
achievement never stopped saying--or believing--that he remained, at 82, a
student of the writing craft he so loved.
Poynter Online posted an obituary tonight of this influential figure and beloved mentor and friend.