Monthly Archives: May 2008

Miley Cyrus is tired.

Seriously, people. We have child work laws in the US, but no one seems too concerned with the overworking of teen pop stars (see Britney Spears).

Entertainment Lawyer has a great entry about this topic. I do feel sorry for Miley and I hope that she can carve out some sort of normal childhood in this merchandising madness of a tv show, movies, music and tours. The mouse company and those around her just seem to see dollar signs.

She is also a child. Who is working. Way too much. Let’s see what happens in the next five years.

Miley Hurts on the Inside
http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2008/05/miley-hurts-on-inside.html

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Atlantic Link Global E-Learning Management Technology Company

This company is doing great things in the area of e-learning technology and learning management systems.

Atlantic Link Global
http://www.atlanticlinkglobal.com/

The corporate trainers can create the lessons without technical knowledge. Then they are shared for computer based training. With gas prices on the rise, this is the future for training!

 

Lake Lanier Woes Part 4

He was hungry! We have holes on the porch.Here are some pics of the endangered woodpeckers that live in the woods behind us on Lake Lanier. This is the same Army Corps property where they want to knock down the trees to install the raw water pipeline instead of going under the street, which makes much more sense. It’s also a shorter route for the City of Cumming to go if they do go under the street. Plus it would eliminate the need to cut through a Forsyth County resident’s property.

Sometimes I think the government does not use common sense.

 

Thinking small in PR

The web and social media gives us incredible opportunities to reach people in ways we have never been able to before.

In Ragan’s “PR smallball” feature by Shel Holtz, he talks about thinking small in public relations.

Hasn’t it always been about getting the right pitch to the right person at the right time? In other words, shouldn’t we always think small?

I don’t need for the world to know about the product I am pitching, I just need about 20 of the most influential editors and bloggers to know.

It is a good reminder in this world of mass communications.  Always pitch on topic and always target the right people.

Check out www.ragan.com for more great PR and communications articles.

Food allergy advice and articles

My 18 month old daughter had a reaction this week to peanut butter. We think she has a food allergy and went to the doctor. He prescribed an epi-pen for emergency and told us to restrict feeding her any nuts at all and get a blood test when she turns 3. I still want to go to an allergist and get an opinion from a specialist.

I did some research for first time parents with children with food allergies – here are some great links:

New diagnosis (great web site – Parenting a Child with a Food Allergy)
http://www.childfoodallergy.com/archives/new_diagnosis/

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
http://www.foodallergy.org

Kids with Food Allergies
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/

MedicAlert Food Allergy Resources
http://www.medicalert.org/Main/ResourcesFoodAllergies.aspx

Food allergies
http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/nutrition/diets/food_allergies.html

Good luck and I will post as I discover things.

 

Thank our troops – the gratitude campaign

Have you ever seen one of our military walking past you and wanted to convey 
to them your thanks, but weren’t sure how or it felt awkward? 
Recently, a gentleman from Seattle created a gesture which could be used and 
has started a massive movement to get the word out. 
Please everybody take just a moment to watch…. The Gratitude Campaign 
…and then forward it to your friends! 
 

http://www.gratitudecampaign.org/shortmovie.php