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.
Grammar

Stupid Online Abbreviations

It's a little ironic that the Internet, the ultimate achievement of the information age, which has caused old-fashioned printed Encyclopedias and Dictionaries to become almost obsolete, is simultaneously allowing us to ignore all the great amounts of information just a...

Faith

Public Prayer

I'm in my 30's, but not too young to distinctly remember Prayer in school. We'd start each morning with the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the middle of the day, before marching single-file to the cafeteria, we'd say a quick...

Life

A Politician Lied? Surely You Jest!

I'm tired of the anti-Bush folk whose sole concern is that Bush "lied" to the American people. (There are those who have more substantial issues with the President and his party, but I'm talking about those who reduce the entire...

Life

Terror Attack Images in Campaign Ads

The latest fuel for political fire seems to be a few campaign ads for President Bush which include images from the 9/11 Terror Attacks. His critics wasted no time jumping on these spots because they felt they were insensitive to...

Life

Downsizing the Supersized

There is news that McDonald's has made a decision to stop the madness over Supersizing fries and drinks. By the end of the year, the fast food giant will remove the "supersize" option from its menus. McDonald's claims the move...

BloggingLife

An Incredible Journal

This is not something I do very often. But tonight, I feel the need to recommend someone else's journal. Completely by accident, I stumbled upon a journal called, Watching My Sister...Disappear. I'm very glad I did. This is the story...

Life

On Behalf of Shoppers Everywhere

A few days ago, I wrote an entry called "On Behalf of Cashiers Everywhere." Now, for my next number, I'd like to write one for the folks on the other side of the counter. I was in a grocery store...

Faith

An Unforgotten Moment

Sometimes, a simple moment can stick with us and never let go. For some reason, I'm thinking this evening about one of them...an incident that happened back in 7th grade. It's something I don't think I'll ever forget. We were...

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....

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