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July 30, 2011


Knowing your limits is priceless. Stretching your limits is pretty damn expensive. — Me It seems that this week’s theme was limits. We are faced with them daily.  Some  don’t trouble us because we know we’ll never reach them. Others test us constantly. If you’re a parent, your limits are constantly being stretched in more […]

Writing for a Lesser Evil?

January 19, 2011


In this week’s discussions, my Journalism Professor asked if a Public Relations writer’s values needed to align with the organizational values.  It’s an interesting question because it’s complicated.  What if you are an independent practitioner?  Your clients may vary greatly especially in the beginning until you decide what niche fits your skills.  You could be […]

PR Pro’s Secret Weapon – Writing!

January 18, 2011


Today I started my last class at UMASS for my journalism certificate and it reminded me of something I heard.  At a presentation by Peter Shankman, Founder of HARO & Geek Factory, he ended by telling the audience to focus on our writing skills.  That may sound obvious, but it is very profound when you […]

To Oz & Back Again

January 12, 2011


This post has sat midst memories and worn luggage receipts for overweight bags. The trip was busy and hectic as we were living out of hotels the entire time. Even though we’ve been back for several months, there are some nagging impressions that I can’t get out of my mind. I don’t know that my […]

The Value of a Good Theme

January 10, 2011


For those of you who may have tripped over this blog in the last two years, you’ll notice that things look different. It took me a few hours, but I changed my blog’s theme over the weekend.  It looks different and it’s going to probably sound a little different too. The value of this new […]

The Joys of Fresh Ground Coffee

January 9, 2011


The hubby and I love our coffee.  We really loved sharing a latte back in Australia.  Those Aussies really make a nice coffee in Melbourne.  Heck, we picked up a pound of awesome coffee in Queensland too. We bought a coffee grinder and started grinding our own beans a few days ago.  If you like […]

Customer Service Redemption

January 6, 2011


  Today I finally got a chance to call Mr. Coffee about our coffeemaker and got an unexpected surprise.  Back in September, my husband and I went to Target and bought a nice new coffeemaker.  My Aussie hubby was excited to make the purchase as he only drank instant back home.  It worked great for […]