#FakePeople Have you ever noticed how many fake people there are? Especially on social media. People portray themselves as happy or knowledgeable or insulted or offended just because they think it makes them seem better or smarter or more real. Several years ago there was a TV show with Martha Stewart. It was a celebrity […]
80s Hair Bands – and My Other Favorite Music
I did something recently that took me a bit out of my comfort zone. I love music and certainly have many songs that make my “skin vibrate” but I’m not a connoisseur of music nor an expert. When Brent Jensen invited me to be a guest on his podcast – which is all about music […]
Let’s Talk Weather Wins Big!
I am thrilled to announce that my children’s nonfiction book, Let’s Talk Weather, TV Forecasting: Behind the Scenes, has won two medals in the 2018 Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Book Awards. My book was recognized with a GOLD medal in the Children’s Nonfiction category and a BRONZE medal in the Education category at the […]
I’m Entitled to My Opinion!
Have you ever heard someone claim, “I’m entitled to my opinion!” as justification for posting something rude, or just plain mean, online? I hear it a lot with politics. People on all sides calling names, beyond just sharing views or beliefs about the way America should be run. It often enters into the name-calling phase. […]
Whom Do You Trust?
Do you have someone in your life whom you completely and totally trust? Perhaps a sibling, a spouse, a parent… maybe a friend who crossed your path at some point. Webster’s dictionary defines trust as: “a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.” Synonyms for trust include: confidence, belief, […]
My Favorite Books
March 2 is READ ACROSS AMERICA Day. I love to read! I have always loved books and reading. I enjoy fiction and nonfiction. I like to learn. I like to imagine. I really like to get lost in a good story as it comes to life on the pages of a book. March 2 is […]
Top 10 Misconceptions About My TV Weather Job
Every time I speak to groups about my job, I get asked some of the same questions. I’m always surprised by how many misconceptions there are about television weather jobs. This is my attempt to clear up some of the confusion.
Are you happy? Or are you only “Facebook happy?”
Being an Introvert… in a Job Full of Talkers
When you work in a TV news job there is an assumption made that you must be an extrovert. After all, you seem outgoing on TV. You must love to talk, since that’s all you do. You must love to be around people, because you are in their living room every single morning.
While I think many extroverted people are drawn to the TV news business, there are plenty of introverts forced to play the game.
$ocial MEdia – Buying Followers & Posts ALL ABOUT ME!
Why do you follow someone on Twitter? Why do you like a Facebook page? What makes you like a stranger’s photo on Instagram? What motivates you to connect with someone’s network on LinkedIn?