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Author: Tina Drake

Truth in Advertising

During my time in the advertising industry I was adamant that “Truth in Advertising” was my highest priority when working for clients.  The thought of misrepresenting something and using the...

Get Out of the PC Box

Recently my thoughts about the past few years of ‘social evolution’ were vocalized, but not by me.  It was shocking to hear my thoughts coming out of someone else’s mouth and on satellite radio...

One Debate Down, Three to Go

The first debate is in the books and now all of us ‘Monday Morning Quarterbacks’ are recounting the evening’s events. To be honest, it wasn’t the knockdown, drag out I had expected.  The only one...

They’re Here! The Debates Are Here!

It’s time!  Can you hear the singers singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the [political] year”? The Debates have arrived! It’s the time during each campaign season where political junkies...

Defend the Family

It is unfathomable that on September 11th, 2012 we didn’t call the attack on our American Consulate in Libya what it was, a terrorist attack.  When American soil is attacked, whether at home or...

Voting: Elementary Style

Remember in elementary school when all of us had the opportunity to pursue a Student Council office?  How cool was that?  These opportunities, to vie for a specific office and the possibility of...

America’s DNA

Deoxyribonucleic Acid is the mechanism that passes on genetic information through our bodies, more popularly known as DNA. We all have it.  Most organisms do.  DNA is that neat looking, twisting...

Only Spin in the Gym

Now that the Presidential race tickets are set and the debates are on the horizon, the time for “speculative spin” is over and the heavy-duty spin machines are on full speed. Don’t get caught up...

The Land of Heroes: A Tribute to Neil Armstrong & Others

“That is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, Neil Armstrong, on July 20, 1969 said these words from the Sea of Tranquility, on the surface of the moon. My dad, along with...

Contagious Courage

The Webster dictionary defines courage as “fearless or brave quality”.  Recently, I have been impressed and inspired by people who are courageous.  These people don’t appear to be expressing this...

9/11: A Mother’s Perspective

There are significant days in American history that stand out more than others.  In my life, September 11, 2001 is one of those fateful days. That Tuesday morning began as all our family’s days...