Archive of month: May 2011

Today, I’m at Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville doing a variety of presentations. At the end of the school day, I had the chance to emcee a Promotion Ceremony for the entire school population as classes moved to new sections of the gym and all grades recognized a formal transition. It’s the first […]
“Who’s Patrick?” “HE’S YOUR GRANDSON—oh, she’s winking. Your grammy is teasing us. Here she is.” “Hello, my baby boy…” That’s the humor of my Grammy in our last conversation together. I had called my mom a few weeks ago, and she happened to be over visiting Grammy (my dad’s mom). Grammy was having a good […]
Well, we all survived the rapture and had quite a week. Before I get to the blogs from this week, I wanted to to highlight an important cause. Last Sunday, the people of Joplin, Missouri saw their community devastated by a tornado. I encourage any and all to consider donating to the American Red Cross […]
So the last episode of Oprah Winfrey’s popular talk show aired today. There are so many articles describing her effect on the television and cultural landscape. I’d encourage you to read some. She went against most of the conventional models of television at the time, and in the process, dramatically changed the way we look […]
So my younger sister is enjoying a nice vacation from her MSW grad school work. She’s spending two weeks down in Costa Rica and from what I’ve read in her quick emails to the family, she’s having an amazing time. My parents are taking care of her dog and cat while she is away (secretly, […]
So this could be the last edition of Friday Finish (well, if the rapture takes place this weekend and I’m along for the ride). I tend to think we’ve got several more editions coming our way. I know that this is a busy time of year, but I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you […]
Yes, it’s true. I finally made an internet cat video. Sure there are a few funny cat moments for all those cat lovers out there, but mainly just one quick thought about how we approach new opportunities and relationships. Enjoy (and please share)
So many colleges are already in the middle of graduation season and high schools and middle schools aren’t too far behind. What does this mean? It’s life advice quote season. One I hear quite often: “You’ve gotta’ dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live […]
If you read Entertainment Weekly or follow TVLine, you’re aware that this week we experience television upfronts. Network executives will be pitching their new fall schedules to advertisers. In the past few days, you may have read about the numerous shows cancelled, those barely renewed, and a long list of new pilots that have been […]
Oooh… it’s Friday the 13th. Before you start running from a crazy man in a hockey mask, check out my blog entries from this week, as well as some great entries by other authors. Enjoy Posts by Patrick Special Post: Happy Mother’s Day Lose Like a Champion Toolbox: Evernote Posts by Others Is Anyone Else […]
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