Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2010«

People Really Are Reading!

September 27, 2010


One of my favorite magazines is The Week, which pretty much sums up the entire world for me in 58 pages. And this week’s issue brought me some of the best news yet for present and future journalists–people are still consuming “traditional” media! According to a Pew Center survey, the web has not cut down […]

How Many Trips to Nationwide Arena Does it Take to Interview Some Blue Jackets?

September 25, 2010


Ryan Holtmann is very good at his job. He is accommodating, professional, polite and easy with which to work. And he recently helped me during an experience that I wanted to share with my students because it carries this moral: Sometimes the pursuit of journalism comes with unforeseen and unexpected challenges. Ryan handles media for […]

Where Have you Gone, Bob Woodward?

September 23, 2010


As part of a sample quiz on the first day of my New Media Presentation class at Ohio State, I asked a question about Bob Woodward as it related to his new Obama book, “Obama’s Wars.” I could understand them not knowing that reference, but I was more than a bit surprised when they had […]

People Who Don’t Need People

September 20, 2010


I am officially breaking up with “People” magazine. I think it’s time I moved on to a different magazine. My husband used to laugh at how excited I would get when “People” arrived in the mailbox. I had a whole ritual–make tea, draw a bath, and let People take me away. George Clooney, Patrick Swayze, […]

Waking Up With Cancer

September 18, 2010


My husband, Brian, was the healthiest person I had ever met until the day he woke up with cancer. No colds. No flu. No ear aches or sore throats. But on Sept. 18, 2008, he woke up with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. OK, I know he didn’t actually “wake up” with up with it that morning. In […]

Breaking Up is Not That Hard to Do

September 14, 2010


I broke up with my veterinarian today. OK, it was my dog Keegan’s veterinarian, but since I paid the bills, I’m laying claim to the divorce decision. There are many reasons for breakups–infidelity, inattentiveness, the old standby of “irreconcilable differences.” I’m going to go with that one in my separation from Beechwold Veterinary Hospital–our differences […]

Revealing Conversations

September 9, 2010


If you ever wonder how interconnected each of our lives are, think of this story: Brian goes to Giant Eagle last Thursday–after much debate about whether or not to cook dinner–and buys sushi for us to munch while watching the OSU football game. While there, out of the corner of his eye he sees our […]

I Read Today…

September 7, 2010


I read today that you need to make $75,000 a year to be happy. That, according to an AP article in the Columbus Dispatch, is the launch point from which people feel comfortable in their financial standing. And that, the article said, means happiness for many. Now I now a lot of people who make […]