Department stores are decked out for Christmas, and the turkey cooking hotlines have operators waiting to assist you with Thanksgiving dinner questions, and I’m thinking about spring. No, I’m not a scrooge looking to get the holidays over as quickly as possible. I’ve learned from experts and seven years experience promoting drought-tolerant gardening that right […]
He created the haunting, swampy guitar sound that made the Smiths’ How Soon Is Now? the perfect anthem for all my teenage angst. Happy 47th birthday to our generation’s signature guitarist.
I’ll admit it — growing up in Tulsa, I was always scared of the 76-foot Golden Driller statue. We had to walk under his widespread legs to get into the main entrance of Expo Square, home to gun shows, the county fair, rodeos, circuses and high school graduations. And each time, I would rush through, afraid […]
Humor is a funny thing. It is easy to make some people laugh — employees, mothers, bartenders, the guy at the coffee shop — but being funny to strangers is an art form. I recently attended a workshop by author and comedy instructor Judy Carter on how to write funny. Let me stop here […]
Join the conversation. I hear the phrase a lot now when talking with other PR professionals about the social media explosion. Listen. Respond. Create. Blog and vlog. Tweet. So I signed up for a class at UCLA Extension about social media best practices for communications pros. Start blogging, said Erik Deutsch, class creator, instructor and […]