Patrick is a Christian with more than 28 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.

One More Notch in the Belt

So it seems American consumers know who to blame for their expanding waistlines after all. A new study finds that a vast majority of American consumers -- 83 percent! -- believe that eating responsibly and controlling obesity is the responsibility of individuals, not of food product marketers, the government or...
TV & Showbiz

Saluting Scotty

Sad news for fans of the original Star Trek: James Doohan, who portrayed the beloved Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's Disease, according to the actor's agent. Doohan is scheduled to appear with the rest of the surviving cast members of the original...

What? You Mean There’s Moore?

Carly, queen of "Ellipsis...," posted some questions in response to my last entry, "Blame is in the Eye of the Beholder."Rather than try to answer them over several comments, I decided to post a separate entry because there are important points that need to be made.Carly says:"While we are focusing...
Hot Topics

The "New" Guy

I guess it's a product of the information age, but the name "John Edwards" was barely out of John Kerry's mouth this morning as the officially-named running mate when the Blogosphere went into overdrive with criticism. Edwards' drawback, say some, is a general lack of political experience. Given the sloppy...

Revisiting Washington

I did John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment, which asked which of our Founding Fathers we'd like to have a beer with. I said I'd like to have a conversation with George Washington to set the record straight about his views of religion and its place in our society. Many who argue...

Strange Stories

Here are a pair of oddities you might enjoy:You have to feel bad for Philip Rabinowitz. The 100-year-old was trying to make his mark in history, and specifically, in the Guinness Book of World Records by becoming the fastest 100-year-old to run 100 meters. (The first question is how much...

Why I Love Her

We do not always agree. We can't possibly agree on everything. I hope we all are able to find at least a little common ground when it comes to celebrating the independence of our country. I thought the most appropriate way to mark the occasion is to print a poem...
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"Stolen" Elections

You know that old saying about those who fail history being doomed to repeat it? In that spirit, I'd like some clarification of something. Many people continue to complain about George W. Bush "stealing" the election of 2000. The legal process, like it or not, put him in the White...
Fun & Laughs

A Patriotic Weekend Assignment

John Scalzi's Weekend Assignment has us taking a time machine back to the time of the nation's beginnings. Weekend Assignment #13: Tell the class which of the Founding Fathers you'd want to hang out and have a beer with and why. I'd like to spend an evening with George Washington...

Case Closed

Here is what I intend to be the final chapter in the drama which struck Journal-land, and in particular yours truly. If you do not know about the drama to which I refer, then when you are through reading this, please visit the entries dated July 2 to see where...
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Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 12

Wow! Is it Saturday already?? Here goes: 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 everyone who plays a chance to visit your journal! Enjoy!...

Harsh Words for a Particular Word

I must take a moment to vent about a certain corruption of our language: there is a word I see cropping up more and more often these days in political debates. It's a word that has an innocent meaning, but it seems to me that the word itself is undergoing...
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