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.
Obit

Remembering Allistair Cooke

America has lost a true patriot with the death last week of British-born broadcaster, lecturer and author Alistair Cooke. In September, 1974, Cooke experienced one of the proudest moments of his life: he addressed a special session of Congress to help kick off the body's bicentenial celebration. He offered these...
CrimeNews & MediaOdd

The Story Changes…And the Crowd Goes Wild!

It's quite amazing to see the reaction on AOL's message boards (Keyword: News Community, click "Crime & Courts" link) about the 20-year-old Wisconsin college student who was found alive after a four-day disappearance, and the follow-up story that her claims are no longer being considered credible by police who are...
Grammar

A ‘Thing’ About Verbs

Here's a story that I wish was an April Fool's Day joke! Warren St. John reports in the New York Times that Shepard Smith, 40, host of Fox News Channel's "Fox Report," has a "thing" about verbs. Smith, in fact, doesn't like them. When he sees one in his scripts,...
Grammar

Leading Lame Lines

Plain English supporters around the world have voted "At the end of the day" as the most irritating phrase in the language. Second place in the vote was shared by "At this moment in time" and the constant use of "like" as if it were a form of punctuation. "With...
Life

The Problem with Politics

It would seem that there are thousands of people out there who have absolutely nothing better to do with their time than scouring news coverage for new ammunition against their political opponents. The most recent example of this is the fallout over President Bush's comments at the 60th annual dinner...
FaithHot Topics

The Pledge Under A Microscope

Here we go again…another legal fight is under way to remove one more religious reference from the lives of everyday Americans. An atheist is suing to have the words “Under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiance. Michael Newdow is the father of a third-grader who he says should not...
News & Media

Journalists Walk Out in Protest

Forgive me for being a few days behind the ball on this, but I still think it's worth a mention.On Friday, a group of Arab journalists walked out of a press conference being held by Colin Powell to stage a protest to the shooting of five journalists who worked for...
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