Patrick

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.
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...
Life

Star Soldier

Former NFL star Pat Tillman was one of the latest troops killed in the War in Iraq. He actually died in Afghanistan, but by now, you know this. You probably have heard a great deal of coverage of this single death. You have unquestionably heard more about Tillman than almost...
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 2

1. If you had to choose one, which natural disaster would you most want to experience in person and why? A) Hurricane B) Tornado C) Wildfire D) Earthquake E) Flood 2. If you only had 30 characters (including spaces) to work with, what would you want to have on your...
Blogging

AOL J-Land Reality Check

OK, I admit it: I'm confused. You might be, too, when you get to the end of this essay! When I first heard about the removal of Amused's Journal from AOL's Editor's Weekly Picks because of "masked profanity," I almost thought it was a joke. Ironically, the furor it has...
Fun & Laughs

25 Things…

This entry was inspired by John M. Scalzi's "By The Way" site. Here goes: 1. Yes, I really do work in TV. 2. I am not height/weight proportionate. 3. I am making progress (32 pounds so far) to change that. 4. My favorite TV show is "The Price is Right."...
saturday six
Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 1

Here's how it all began, on April 17, 2004! My friends will tell you that I'm usually running about ten minutes behind schedule. I'll take advantage of that lovable tardiness and turn the Friday Five into the Saturday Six. Give 'em a try. 1. Name the last movie you watched...
Journalism

A Headline More Hip Than the Story

A headline in this morning's Richmond Times-Dispatch caught my eye. There is was, right on page A3, a section of the newspaper usually reserved for serious news junkies and political zealots looking for fresh material with which to slam the Bush administration: Ancient jewelry more than just Stone Age bling-bling...
Life

They’re Scared NOW??

The porn industry in California has been rocked by an HIV scare, as two performers have recently tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. As a result, adult movie production there is under a two-month shutdown. Mary Carey, a porn star who ran for governor of California, gave...
Life

McDonald’s Deserves a Break Today!

I'm really beginning to feel sorry for McDonald's. No matter what they do, they just can't win. Before announcing a series of steps to make their menu healthier, everybody accused them of trying to make America fat with their cheeseburgers and salty french fries. After announcing a series of steps,...
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