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Bark with Byte

Bark with Byte

Incisive, crisp writing about people, news and innovations your readers are interested in. Whether by assignment or by query, Ian…

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Media Training

What do you say when the media show up at your door? Ian Harvey's media training program will walk you…

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Web Wise

Web Wise

Whether you're building a new web site or revamping your existing site, let Ian Harvey and Pitbull Media create the…

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Better Business Communications

Better Business Communications

You've got great ideas and impeccable credentials. Why aren't your reports and proposals resonating? Pitbull Media will work with you to…

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Welcome! This site showcases the work and services offered by Ian Harvey and collaborators under the banner of Pitbull Media. What's it all about?

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Rusty Stinky Wrinkles 1999-2011 RIP
 
I suppose it seems silly to some people that I would sit down and write an obituary for a dog. But Rusty was never just a dog. I know every owner will say that about their pup, but Rusty was, at times, human, feline and canine all rolled into one. She could be dumb as a post and sharp as a whip, also both at the same time.
And like all owners, we loved her deeply and will always miss her.
Rusty was part of the family. As a friend posted on Facebook when we first learned her cancer was terminal: “Dogs aren’t our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.”
And that she did. So, indulge me as I say goodbye.

 

Flying in Circles: I flew to Rio and landed in Toronto
 
Flying is never fun or a certainty.
Well, except for that time I flew on a corporate jet to Vegas, but that’s a whole other story. I won’t bore you with the details about the white leather armchairs, the cold, crisp California chardonnay and the slight diversion from flight path to get a better look at the Hoover Dam.
Nope, we’re talking about commercial airlines here, specifically coach and the stress of trying to make that connecting flight.

Just Get Over it


I have a couple of pieces in the Toronto Star this week, one is on my colonoscopy.


Yep. Ick. But the fact is it's a necessary evil. And as a freelancer, hey, anytime you can turn lemons into lemondade is a good day. Having to prep and endure a colonoscopy isn't fun, but it's all's well, that ends well when you can spin it into a paying yarn!

 

And so it begins......

News that Montreal's La Presse will abandon paper and go entirely digital within three to five years is a bit of a shocker.

The shock is not that they are abanding paper but that they are the largest newspaper to make the announcement.

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If I only had a rant

It must be that fickle finger of fate again.

Here I am, newly launched website up and running, a lull in my day grinding out billable hours or at least, words. What better moment to shift gears and rant?

Cool! Except there's nothing I really want to rant about.

Oh, sure there's the new iPad2, but its been done to death already. Sure, I want a pad device. I think it will fit my lifestyle and, more to the point, it is the future of journalism itself. And if journalism has a future, then ergo, so do I.

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