Thursday, January 17, 2019

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.
Entertainment

What a Tangled Web…

I love this story!! The Associated Press reports that several authors were caught redhanded over the weekend unfairly inflating the reviews of their own books and those of colleagues and friends. The glitch apparently happened on Amazon.com's Canadian website. Amazon's online book store includes reviews of books, with space for...
Tech & The Web

Spam: The Other Side?

In the Sunday paper, there's a story buried on the back page of the "Business" section. (How I ever found it, I'll never know.) Anyway, it talks about AOL's fervent battle against direct marketers who send out all that spam. Quoting the article: "Now AOL is (reportedly) offering to sell...
Hot TopicsTV & Entertainment

Another Wardrobe Malfunction?

Well, the infamous Super Bowl half-time show continues to get more press than the football game itself. Today, in Washington, a senator had something to say about it, but he wasn't addressing that “wardrobe malfunction” we're all sick of hearing about. His comments were directed at a different performer. According...
Fun & Laughs

She Did What?

I was scanning through the paper, getting caught up on some articles I'd missed, when I stumbled upon Dear Abby's column. I read it from time to time, to remind myself that there are people out there far more screwed up than I am. The headline caught my attention immediately:...
Journalism

‘Breaking’ News

I subscribe to a couple of E-mail services from major news organizations that alert me to breaking news when there is any to report. On January 27th, I noticed something odd in my mailbox from my friends at MSNBC and CBS News: both had sent me a "breaking news" alert...
Personal

About the Owner

So, who am I? As you might have guessed from the name of the journal, I'm Patrick. As you might have read in the "About Me" section, I'm 34 and I work in local television. This is, as that column indicates, my 13th year in this crazy business full of...
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