Monthly Archives: February 2008

Fixing the calendar

Since it’s February 29 and I don’t much care for leap years, it’s the ideal time to propose a fix for the oft inconsistent Gregorian calendar. For starters, leap years ruin the simple symmetry of figuring out the day when … Continue reading

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How about a little positive reinforcement from my dentist for a change?

I went to the dentist last week for the ritual quarterly cleaning (don’t ask). And I have to say that I always come away from there feeling a little blue. It’s not because of the threat of pain, lying in … Continue reading

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Don’t look a gift blog…

… in the word-of-mouth… What I mean to say (if you’ve recovered from that pun) is that blogging is hard work: write; edit; publish; repeat ad infinitum. Sure, it’s fun and rewarding but there’s no mistaking the commitment. And every … Continue reading

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Plugged in

A couple of days ago I tried an experiment: I wanted to avoid reading email, blogs and all and sundry tidbits on the internet for 24 hours – to get a respite from the constant online activity. Instead I would … Continue reading

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So you want to work in PR – revisited

Last year, I wrote a post about the key things I look for when someone applies for a job. And in response, Centennial College‚Äôs Gary Schlee invited me to take part in a class assignment where I would create a … Continue reading

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Media relations 2.0

A couple of days ago and quite out of the blue, I got a call from a reporter at the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal. He was doing an article on a major infrastructure project in his community that refrenced the 407 … Continue reading

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