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Extreme Makeover DC Style

According to a story by John McKinnon in this morning’s The Wall Street Journal, White House press secretary Tony Snow is swapping the simple, utilitarian White House seal, American flag and blue curtain for a modern, techno video wall on the set of his daily briefings. As much as I agree with Mr. Snow about […]

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A Swell Time

What you see here is Los Arcos shot from a small skiff during a family trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It is the very southernmost tip of of the Baja penninsula, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez and gets its name from the arched rock in the center of the image. […]

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A Tale of Two Homes

Please click on over to The Chronic Curmudgeon to read his post titled “Fortune.” Powerful writing based on a powerful and humbling experience that will make you reassess the value you place on your freedom of speech.

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The Karaoke Kid

This is a shot I caught one day during a family vacation at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. We were at the science museum and my oldest daughter was on stage having some fun with the karaoke machine. I quietly climbed up the back stairs to the balcony of the stage and caught this shot. It was […]

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Anchored in Kauai

Strapped in and hanging half a cheek out of a small helicopter over the island of Kauai. If you look closely, you can see the coral and sand beneath the sailboat anchored in this cove.

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Acoustic in Hanalei

Jack Johnson? Maybe not, but still pretty cool. We went to the Hawaiian island of Kauai just about a year ago for our ten year wedding anniversary. After dinner one night, we were walking around the surf town of Hanalei and sat down to listen to this guy play some acoustic guitar in the main […]

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Any Port In A PR Storm

Leaving all political views aside for the moment, has President Bush chosen to pursue a strategy that is the polar opposite of even the most basic of PR strategies? The AP has the latest Presidential PR miscue in the fight to give control of U.S. ports to a UAE-based company. No matter how sound his […]

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Please Lock Your Tray Tables And Close Your IM Sessions

I got a ping on my instant messenger this past Saturday morning. It was John Patrick, a clear member of the digerati and one of the best clients I’ve ever had as a PR person. However, it wasn’t just any IM. It was John IM’img me from about 40,000 feet somewhere over the Atlantic. He […]

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I’ll Have A Double Cheeseburger With My Health Benefits, Please

Did the Bush administration fire all of its PR counselors? It sure looks like it given their recent round of media missteps. Adding to the stumbles is yesterday’s stop in Dublin, Ohio, where the President outlined his plan to expand health savings accounts. And where better to discuss health? Why, the corporate headquarters of fast-food […]

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Something Bad Must Be In The Texas Water

What is it about Texans and common sense lately? This past week, the Bush administration gave everyone a primer on what happens when you try to hide bad news. And now Texas-based RadioShack is in the barrel [free registration required] for trying to avoid the issue of its CEO falsifying his educational background. I’m just […]