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First Anniversary

I suppose I should say something profound, since it's time to celebrate the one year anniversary of my first official post here at "Patrick's Place." I actually had created this journal in November of 2003, then did nothing with it while I figured out what I wanted this journal to...
Journalism

Who Controls Who?

I am amazed by the sheer number of people who genuinely believe that the media is out to control what they think. They say that the the press wants you think a certain way, and that they'll do anything to make sure that you do. I work in "the media,"...
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...
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...
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 in English class, and the teacher, Mrs. Jennings, was at...
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