Mixed Signals

The Fruit of My Writing Labor

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This week has been full of writing! It’s just not been writing here at The Patch. Check out what I’ve been working on over at Christ and Pop Culture this week: Reading Through “Half the Church,” Part 1: The Gospel Is Bigger Than We Think Mixed Signals: I Am Not…

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What Does Ikea’s Manland Say about Men?

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Ikea has a childcare center where customers can drop their little ones off to play while they get their shopping done. It’s fun for the kids and peace for the adults. Now Ikea has taken that idea one step further and introduced Manland—think of it as childcare for men. It’s…

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Boosting My Cool Factor

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For the past few months I’ve been a contributing writer over at Christ and Pop Culture (CaCP). This is a place where you can read about everything from politics and arts to parenting and beer. You’ll find feature articles that help you process our world from a decidedly Christian perspective…

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To Soothe or Not to Soothe

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I once lamented here that my life had become one big self-soothing gala. I was led by the siren song to soothe my soul upon the rocks of consumption. Today, I wrote about this dilemma in an article titled “Mixed Signals: The Starbucks Treat Mentality.” Can you relate to the…

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Sharpie Speaks My Language

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Pens speak a silent language that beckons my creative spirit. My creative spirit speaks Sharpie. I think that’s why the new Sharpie campaign was such a hit with me! So today I wrote about it in an article titled “Mixed Signals: A Creative Muse Named Sharpie.” What’s your creative bent?…

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When Humor Falls Flat

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Some ideas sound better before we say them aloud—or put them in print. That’s what the California Milk Processor Board discovered when their new campaign to boost milk consumption among PMS-suffering females went to market. Response was less than favorable. Read more in my article “Milk Campaign Title Is a…

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