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.
Blogging

Call for Comments

Others have wondered about comments people leave in journals...why some people do leave comments and why others never do. I think all of us who write these things wonder about the answers to these questions. The thing is, comments, though welcome, aren't required, so there's absolutely nothing wrong with visiting...
Faith

The Gay Marriage Debate

John Scalzi's journal round-up lists people who sound off on the gay marriage issue. This is an issue I haven't written too much about, but after reading a few of the excerpts, I decided it was time to throw in my own two copper coins. One of the posts by...
Fun & Laughs

Questions and Answers

I took Jeff's challenge and posted an invitation for questions. Here are the ones I've received. From Carly: 1. When is your birthday? I'm all for starting things off with an easy question! November 23, which means I'm a Sagittarius. I share my birthday with President Franklin Peirce, who isn't...
Life

A Birthday Celebration

It was a birthday celebration on Friday for my two friends. Zack, my cocker spaniel, is 2. Zoey, a golden retriever mix that I adopted from a shelter last summer, is 4. Of course, since she was adopted, I have no idea when her birthday really is, but for the...
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 5

You're welcome to leave your answers in a comment here, or to play at your own journal. But if you answer at your own journal, please be sure to leave a comment here with a link to your journal so we can see your answers! Enjoy! 1. If you were...
Double StandardsSchools

Graduation Gyp?

It seems that there are some unhappy campers about to graduate from college in California. Why? Because Ahhhnold is their Governor! Don't get the connection? It's simple: Guess whose signature appears on the diplomas of graduating seniors!! Right! Because he's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger's John Hancock is stamped on each one....
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 4

You're welcome to leave your answers in a comment here, or to play at your own journal. But if you answer at your own journal, please be sure to leave a comment here with a link to your journal so we can see your answers! Enjoy! 1. If you could...
Journalism

Frightening Forecasts

I stumbled across an odd news report the other day about a new plan in Russia, referred by IOL, the biggest news, classifieds and info site on the Web in South Africa. (Don't ask how I ended up there: I can't begin to figure that out.) Emergency Situations Minister Sergei...
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 3

1. Many people who criticize the media complain that there is too much "bad" news and not enough "good" news. If you had the option of subscribing to a newspaper that had only positive neighborhood stories, would you? 2. In what section of a bookstore are you most likely to...
Hot Topics

Feeling Old?

If you aren't, this item might take care of that. A friend E-mailed me this bit of information: Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mind set of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this...
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