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Patrick is a Christian with more than 25 years experience in professional writing, producing and marketing. His professional background also includes social media, reporting for broadcast television and the web, directing, videography and photography. He enjoys getting to know people over coffee and spending time with his dog.

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I decided to make a list of my 10 favorite candy bars, not realizing quite how many options there were out there. Snickers is my all-time favorite, though. What’s yours?

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A funny thing happened to my Apple Watch the other day, and the result is I’ll have to get used to looking at my watchless wrist for a few days.

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I read an interesting article the other day focusing on the importance of church hymnals as a critical part of genuine worship.

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There was a time when eating cake batter right off the mixer beaters was a treat for kids of all ages. Unfortunately, it’s no longer a safe bet.

Life
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The sheer volume of junk mail I get on a weekly basis is nothing short of a nightmare, especially when it’s time to clean.

Life
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In much of the United States south, the phrase ‘fair to middlin’ is commonplace, but it’s one of those phrases you hear much more often than you see in print.

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For many bloggers, it can be a challenge just to churn out enough content to stay updated. So how much should you rework older blog posts?

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Now that April the Giraffe has finally given birth, it set me thinking about my favorite exotic animals, so I came up with this list.

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This week’s news about a Burger King ad gimmick is a great lesson about technology: just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.

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If you’re going to have an Easter egg hunt, people tend to get upset if you remove the word ‘Easter’ from the event’s title.

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The forcible removal of an airline passenger is continuing to cause trouble for United Airlines and it has airline passengers around the world talking.

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In March, a dictionary updated added more than 300 words, everything from ‘hangry’ to ‘smackdown’ to ‘struggle bus.’