Here's What's Blooming in the Office...

As gorgeous as they are, many orchids have no scent at all – but the Oncidium “Twinkle” is an in-your-face exception. Some people describe its aroma as vanilla, or cotton candy. It is definitely sweet, and so pronounced that a single plant can perfume my office for a few weeks. What a treat, particularly this time of year.

How to Write Like a Reporter

Growing up in newsrooms with tough editors has turned out to be a great advantage in all kinds of writing. Today, I’m a tough editor myself – and proud of it! A few quick tips:

Lead with the meat. Particularly in radio and TV news, when time per story is so short, it’s best to start right up front with the main point to be made – it’s meat first, then the necessary attribution. Example:

Where Have You Been, Chris Thomas?

My new website and logo are gifts to myself, celebrating 30 years of self-employment. They were no doubt less expensive and less painful than a facelift, the other logical option after 30 years of…anything.

If you’re a former client or coworker and I haven’t seen or communicated with you lately, apologies and welcome back! You may wonder where I’ve been, and it’s a fair question.

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