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.
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...
Tech & The Web

A Few Interesting Internet Statistics

Nielsen Research, the same people who give us television insiders a fit several times a year with TV ratings, have now added the Internet to their area of dominance, and they have released some interesting facts about Internet and the American home. According to their report, almost three-quarters of the...
Journalism

Blame The Media!

The debate over Gays in the Church recently led to an interesting series of articles in the Richmond Times Dispatch called "Keeping Their Faith." The articles profiled several Christians who happen to be homosexual. It featured a unique look at the struggles heterosexuals who are in the church have in...
Life

A Lesson from Man’s Best Friend

Meet Rusty, an unfortunate little guy who is a featured pet at a local animal shelter. I call him unfortunate not because he is missing a leg, a fact that is easy to miss at first (most of us look at the face first rather than counting feet); but because...
Hot TopicsPet Peeves

Stop the Whining!

I can't count the number of times in the past few days of reading other people's journals that I've come across snide comments from liberals that include references to President Bush and the "stolen" election of 2000!Are we still harping on this?!? Come on, people!! Get over it!! I appreciate...
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 few clicks away in order to become so lazy with...
FaithSchools

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 prayer as we washed our hands with dampened paper towels...
Hot Topics

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 crux of the matter to the notion that dishonesty from...
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 was prompted by the need to simplify the menu, which...
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