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I Love My Job!

I Love My Job!

I work full time as a videographer in the Marketing Department at WCSH-6 Television.  One of the best parts about my job is I get out of the office frequently to shoot.  Last week my producer and I were in Portland on the East End overlooking the highway.  It was about 8:30am and we were shooting Lee Nelson doing a quick stander for our new Drive For Safety campaign.  After that we headed over to the park near the Eastern Promenade to shoot another promo for our MomslikeME site.  That was when I saw... the swing set!  Well it was so warm and sunny and I got to feeling like a kid again!  I just couldn't resist!  I had to hop on for a swing!  Enjoy the video!

Nate

 

Marissa Does Portland -- and Haunts Bard

Marissa Does Portland -- and Haunts Bard

"Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords." -- Richard Brautigan

All of the literary giants had their haunts. Iconic places they frequented that eventually took on the shape of their tales.

Hemingway and Fitzgerald had the Ritz Bar in Paris. Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa, is immortalized in bronze outside the Café A Brasileira in Lisbon. Jack Kerouac, Dylan Thomas, Norman Mailer, and Hunter S. Thompson all spent many a drunken evening at the White Horse Tavern in New York City.

Early Socialization is Critical for Your Pup

Early Socialization is Critical for Your Pup

When you are out and about with your dog, have you ever encountered a person who is clutching their small dog to their chest as the furry bundle growls and spits and hisses and snarls?  The person usually says something like, "My dog just doesn't like other dogs!"  Sadly, chances are very good that the dog was not properly socialized early in life.

Professional dog trainers will tell you that you need to give your new pup "100 exposures in 100 days."  Research has shown that dogs imprint and integrate these new experiences and have a much greater chance of being open and enthusiastic (at best) and non-reactive (at a minimum) when encountering the same stimuli later in life.  But....here's the kicker:  the window begins to close at around four months (16 weeks) of age, meaning that your pup becomes less and less open to new experiences from this age forward.