Bruins, Leafs and Scorpions

It’s NHL playoff time. Much like The Masters and the Kentucky Derby the playoffs are a true sports-themed harbinger of spring. The weather is getting more pleasant, the snow has just about all melted under the warm sun. Bars and restaurants open their terraces and make sure that there are adequate big-screen televisions to accommodateContinue reading “Bruins, Leafs and Scorpions”

Miley Cyrus nude on the cover of Rolling Stone; just keep that controversy coming!

To paraphrase Dr. Hook, “She keeps getting richer, and now she’s got her picture, on the cover of the Rolling Stone”. Once again Miley Cyrus is the focus of heaps of media attention; perhaps it’s more accurate to say she’s still the focus as it never seems to stop. Now the palaver is over herContinue reading “Miley Cyrus nude on the cover of Rolling Stone; just keep that controversy coming!”

Rolling Stone; summer magazine experience

As I thought would be the case when I wrote  this blog post, the recent controversial cover of Rolling Stone featuring a photograph of Boston Marathon Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover resulted in a 20% increase in sales. Despite the fact some very big retail chains refused to sell the August edition of theContinue reading “Rolling Stone; summer magazine experience”

Results: After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?

This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge focuses on the use of forms. I took a recent post, and added a form for feedback at the end. I had never used a form before, but will certainly consider doing so. The comments were lengthy and often heartfelt. As for statistics, 100% of those who responded said theyContinue reading “Results: After the Boston bombing, are you more careful about attending public events?”

Boston bombing victims, true tally may never be known

The total number of victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will never be known. I’m not referring to the fatalities, sadly they are painfully evident: three at the actual finish line bombing site and one afterward during the chase and manhunt for the suspects. Even those who were seriously wounded by the explosions and hadContinue reading “Boston bombing victims, true tally may never be known”