Archive for October, 2008

The Right Brain v. Left Brain Fallacy

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Once again, it’s time for a little personal story to put into perspective an otherwise unfounded rambling:When I was in first grade, my parents went in to meet with my teacher, Mrs. Dempster, for a regularly scheduled parent-teacher conference.  It was at that time that Mrs. Dempster would cripple my ...

Don’t Be a Hallow-Weenie

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I know, the incredibly imaginative blog posting title make you wonder, “How could she redeem herself with an interesting post after such a lame subject line?”Well, I don’t have to answer to you since you’re probably a Hallow-Weenie: ie, someone that sucks (vampirically, I might add) the fun out of ...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: More Than Just Aretha Franklin’s Helpful Spelling Aide

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Obama is being called a monkey by McCain-Palin supporters.Palin is booed by a crowd of angry hockey fans.McCain has people calculating and commenting on the odds that he’ll die in office.Biden has been called “crazy” more times than Palin’s been called “sexy.”Nothing is really all that sacred anymore, it seems, but even worse is ...

Craigslist May Be the Best (and Saddest) Socio-Economic Barometer We’ve Got

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Have you heard the good news?  Gas is now hovering close to $90 a barrel!I mean, that’s kind of overshadowed by the current economic crisis, but I’ll be damned if I can’t find a silver lining to this cloud (I mean, there’s still a market for silver, and I can ...

Shameless Self-Promotion!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Sure, I can write a great rant.  But can I be as gosh-darn witty in 140 characters?If you want to find out, follow me on Twitter at JackieBrook (twitter.com/jackiebrook).And, while we're plugging interesting writing and people...Check out another two of the AMP3 family blogs:  ItsAllVeryPR.com and NewYorkBuzz.org.Follow Alyson Campbell as she plays a citywide ...

Communicating: Art or Science?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Never mind the fact that this is being written by someone that works in public relations.Never mind the fact that I’ve had years of training in writing, editing, grammar, composition, theory, and practice.Never mind the fact that yesterday I beat my older brother in a ferocious game of Scrabble for the first ...