Patrick

Patrick is a Christian with more than 27 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.
Grammar

A Grammar Challenge

Larry of "Larry's Blog" left me with a grammatical challenge. He asked what words like "bow," which have two different pronunciations as well as meanings with the same spelling, are called. A homophone is a set of words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings. "To," "too," and...
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 11

We're up and running again for another set of questions...and they're actually posted on time this week! Don't forget to leave a link to your journal in the comments. Either answer the questions here or put the answers in an entry on your journal...but the link you leave here gives...
GrammarPet Peeves

A Grammar Issue

I was always involved in my high school newspaper. It wasn't really part of my wanting to work in television, because I knew even then that I did not want to be a reporter. I just liked working on the paper...it certainly beat sports! Anyway, at some point along the...
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 10

Because of (and grammatically, it's not "due to") technical difficulties, the "Saturday Six" this week have been delayed. It's a good thing in a way, because I needed the extra time to answer some of these! The questions are especially interesting this week because I didn't come up with ANY...
Journalism

Who Controls Who?

I am amazed by the sheer number of people who genuinely believe that the media is out to control what they think. They say that the the press wants you think a certain way, and that they'll do anything to make sure that you do. I work in "the media,"...
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 9

Here are this week's questions. Next week, ALL of the questions will be from you. If you HAVEN'T submitted yours, click the "E-mail" button to the left and mail it to me! 1. What color eyes do you find the most appealing? 2. What is your favorite thing to eat...
Obit

Nancy Says Goodbye

Was I the only one who was tremendously moved by this moment? Knowing of the Reagans' long, passionate love affair, this was a difficult moment to watch. I can't imagine how anyone could handle what Nancy Reagan is going through right now. Beyond just having lost her husband of 52...
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