Patrick

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Patrick is a Christian with more than 30 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.
Life

On Bahalf of Cashiers Everywhere

I was just visiting another journal written by an 18-year-old who writes like he's much older than that, when I ran across mentions of his current job as a grocery checker. That sent me on a brief trip down memory...

Faith

More on Casual Sundays

A few posts back, I discussed the growing phenomenon called Casual Sundays, which I suggested shows a lack of respect in God's house. A fellow journal writer, whose own journal is on my list of regularly-visited sites, weighed in with...

Grammar

Annoying Things TV People Say

Every now and then, things I hear in TV news really make me cringe. I try to stay as grammatically correct as possible in the scripts I write, and so I am particularly sensitive to bad writing when I hear...

Life

‘Hello, Kettle? This is Pot Calling.’

From Fox News: Rep. Corrine Brown (D, FL), issued an apology for comments made about the Bush administration's Haiti policy. In those comments, she stated Republican leaders were "racist" in their policies toward the nation. She added that those leaders...

Faith

‘Casual’ Sundays

I passed a banner hanging across a church's parking lot advertising "Casual Sundays" the same way a restaurant might advertise shrimp being added to an all-you-can-eat buffet. Apparently, putting on a tie is too much hassle for a visit to...

Life

A Missing Family

I was reading the story about a young family missing for several days from their quiet town in Mississippi. Michael and Rebecca Hargon, both in their late 20's and their 4-year-old son, James Patrick, vanished on Valentine's Day from their...

Life

‘Marriage’ versus ‘Union’

Not that I really believe these things, but my horoscope tells me that I'm willing to strike up a bargain to please both sides. In that vein, perhaps I can tackle the hot topic of Gay Marriage versus Civil Unions....

Life

Sonogram Pictures

Oh, the things that offend us... A writer consults "Miss Manners" today about the proper response to give someone who thrusts unsolicited sonogram photos at you with the expectation that you want to see the work-in-progress. "These photographs cause me...

Life

Military Service and the Presidency

When Bill Clinton ran for President, the Republicans made a big deal about his lack of military service. The Democrats said this was unfair and didn't mean that he would be an ineffective leader. Now, George W. Bush's military service...

FaithJournalism

Much Ado About a Movie

I was raised a Southern Baptist, and still consider myself one. I have no doubt that God is real and that he lives within me. I've watched with great interest and amusement the furor over Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion...

Life

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...

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....

Life

All the President’s Records

The President's military records are getting big news this week, because of what they contain and what some say they don't. Did George W. Bush serve all of the time he was supposed to, or did he get paid for...

TV & Showbiz

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...

TV & Showbiz

Censorship in Prime Time

A news story caught my eye yesterday. Producer Steven Bochco is against a proposal to cut a 15-second sex scene from an episode of NYPD Blue to create a "clean version" of the show to air in other time zones....

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