Writing a bio for writers is gulp…help!

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A colleague asked me to help teach a basic PIO training course. I will be a “practical exercise mentor” for the Washington State Emergency Management Department’s Basic PIO course in mid-March. For this, I had to write a short bio. Read the rest of this entry »


It’s about the mobile, not the social

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Social media have become the elephant in the EOC By Doug Page, in Homeland1

First off, I have an issue with the title of Page’s article – is the word social media a singular or a plural? Here, he uses it as a plural and it looks and sounds wrong. But that’s my pet peeve. If he added “tools” after social media, I would feel better.

The article says: Read the rest of this entry »

E-etiquette times two

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Ever heard the construction/builders/makers of anything mantra “measure twice, cut once”? I sure have. On Friday, I got one of those e-mails that made me think we should have an e-mantra that goes something like ‘type once, think twice (before you hit send)’. This goes along with reply all mantra – seriously, can’t there be a box that pops up to say ARE YOU SURE when someone hits reply to all. Read the rest of this entry »

No time to think

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A few weeks ago, I was watching Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and heard an interesting comment. Joe Morgan, one of my least favorite sportscasters, said it.

Here’s the set up. Hitter hits ball to first base, first baseman hesitates and then tries to throw out runner going home. I am not sure I have all the details right, but, well, let’s just say everyone was safe. And here’s what bugged me about that. Read the rest of this entry »