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Phoenix, AZ
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As seen in:  BuzzFeed, Columbus Dispatch

Editor @McMURRYTMG. Freelance writer. Former reporter @DispatchAlerts. New Arizona resident defending the Midwest. amyksaunders@gmail.com

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mcmurrytmg.com — We all know a natural storyteller, someone who recites entire conversations, does imitations, and describes how everything felt and looked and smelled. Ask what happened and you get the full play-by-play. But most people need encouragement. That's where you come in as a reporter, asking questions that help your subject tell her story.

Annual tryouts for OSU drum major an intensely competitive process

dispatch.com — He's the leader of the Best Damn Band in the Land, the reason that Buckeyes fans leave their tailgates to fill Ohio Stadium 20 minutes before kickoff. When the drum major struts down the ramp and onto the field, impossibly stretching the plume of his white hat backward to the 35-yard line, 105,000 people cheer as if the quarterback just threw a game-winning touchdown.

Jerrie Mock’s historic flight ended 50 years ago today

dispatch.com — Just before the coast disappeared into sea and sky, Jerrie Mock switched on her airplane's long-range radio and found only silence. She tried again and again, leaning her ear to the speaker, and still heard nothing, not even static. When Mock departed from Columbus that morning, she had heard the tower controller's voice on a loudspeaker.

The Untold Story Of The First Woman To Fly Around The World

buzzfeed.com — Just before the coast disappeared into sea and sky, Jerrie Mock switched on her airplane's long-range radio and found only silence. She tried again and again, leaning her ear to the speaker, and still heard nothing, not even static. When Mock departed from Columbus that morning, she had heard the tower controller's voice on a loudspeaker.

Marysville teen to seek roots in Turkey

dispatch.com — By Amy Saunders The Columbus Dispatch Thursday September 12, 2013 6:03 AM CHRIS RUSSELL | DISPATCH At the Aslaner home in Marysville, the kitchen utensils are labeled in Turkish. Sam Aslaner, who reads Turkish news, has watched every Turkish movie on Netflix with a dictionary in his lap.

Websites, apps bring real-time matchmaking to dating

dispatch.com — Over drinks on a Thursday night at the Park Street Tavern, Sean Meade and two buddies recently chatted with a group of three outgoing women about their college days, large families and love of sports. The two groups made the rounds of other Arena District bars until they ended the night with a blurry karaoke rendition of Summer Nights and exchanged phone numbers.

Sculpture refers to affection for city

dispatch.com — Conversations with Columbus residents left artist Lawrence Argent with one dominant impression: People here love where they live. "I felt this very endearing component of emotion that was attached to the city," said the Denver resident, who was hired to create a piece of public art for near North Bank Park.

Lineup of festivals features plenty to eat and entertain

dispatch.com — By Amy Saunders The Columbus Dispatch Thursday August 29, 2013 11:03 AM DISPATCH FILE PHOTO Whatever you want to do on Labor Day weekend, central Ohio always provides plenty of choices. For entertainment, there are musical performances, parades and dancing. For scenery, collections of artwork or a 16th-century English village.

Camaraderie among enduring traditions of Men’s Camp in Bellefontaine

dispatch.com — BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio - The day at Camp Willson was supposed to begin with a trumpet blaring from the public-address system and Old Glory steadily rising up the flagpole. But the two campers in charge on Sunday, despite decades of experience, couldn't get the banner to budge.

Gaelic football league kicking up interest in popular Irish pastime

dispatch.com — By Amy Saunders The Columbus Dispatch Thursday August 22, 2013 8:14 AM His friends don't seem hesitant when asked to join a softball or kickball league, but Francisco Miller can't recruit teammates as easily for his sport. "Joining a Gaelic football league, they don't even know what you're talking about," said Miller, 28.
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Oct 27, 2014

I'm recognizing stock photo models at an alarming rate. Would love to know if they're aware of how many health conditions they have.

Oct 14, 2014

Joined Toastmasters at work. Turns out I'm already a Toastmaster but have to do 10 speeches to get a lamer title: "Competent Communicator."

Oct 09, 2014

Somehow realized that "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" was misspelled in a final proof. Crisis averted, @LeighFlayton.

Oct 08, 2014

@allymanning @meredithheagney Thrown away?! Then what's the point of running 26.2 miles?

Oct 06, 2014

@phogey2 Thanks very much for reading, Patty. We're both lucky, indeed, to have met Jerrie.

Oct 05, 2014

RT @nytimes: Jerrie Mock, First Solo Female Pilot to Circumnavigate the Globe, Dies at 88 nyti.ms/10zIszk

Oct 01, 2014

Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly around the world, has died at 88. So thankful I got to share her amazing story. bit.ly/1uBiFDB

Sep 29, 2014

Writing about AZ's biggest cactus, hottest hot sauce, most prolific tattooist, largest house for @phoenixmagazine: bit.ly/1rwDqMO

Sep 17, 2014

Obviously, I took years of French so that someday, I would recognize the need for an accent mark in "fete" and "La boheme."



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