Archive for September, 2013

Change, Change, Change

Monday, September 30th, 2013

calendarI’ve played with the format of Editorially Yours several times.  Originally I published the article on Wednesdays.  After a year of following this schedule, I moved the article to Mondays.  Over a year and a half later, it feels like time for a change again.  However, this time the change isn’t a matter of choosing a different day, it needs a bigger alteration.

The Editorially Yours column is written to share a little behind the scenes at PKP/inside the mind of the CEO.  While this can be an interesting format, it has begun to feel stale to me.  Although I enjoy writing about personal on-goings and work events, I have begun to wonder if this is the best way of using my editorial podium.  What seems like a better idea is to create a more detailed schedule that will encourage/force me to focus on certain areas each week.

Thus, starting in October there will be a set topic for each week.  It is laid out as such:

  • Week 1- Month Highlights- These will focus on specific topics that we will be covering over some of our 23 publication.
  • Week 2- PKP 5- The top 5 pieces of news within our company, which may include new hires, new designs, new articles, or other items.
  • Week 3- Ramblings from me- Once a month I will share a few thoughts from the hamster wheel of my brain.
  • Week 4- Meet the Team/Specialist- I will continue to interview members of the PKP team and share it with you, our readers.

I’m hoping that these changes make the column more interesting for those who read it.  As you read the various columns, please feel free to send your feedback- good, bad, or otherwise.

Joe Lawrence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
  • Dealing with Children’s Emotions
    Aug 6 2018
    Ever since becoming a parent, I have learned so much. Some of it was from diligent study; however, most of it was on the fly. Dealing with emotional breakdowns is one those things I learned by winging it. Growing up, my family was not overly emotional. We cried when something hurt badly and laughed when … 
  • How Can I Teach My Preschooler Respect?
    May 21 2018
    There are very few things that can get a parent’s blood to boil faster than being disrespected by his or her child. Where do they get this from? How can they be so ungrateful? We would never do this to our parents. My father was fairly strict when it came to most things. He gave … 
  • Bullies are Easily Handled
    Apr 23 2018
    “If he does it again, hit him and he will stop.” This is the advice many of us received as youth while discussing the school bully. For many generations the way to deal with bullies was to out-maneuver them or to stand up to them. Thankfully, there are much better ways to do this, and … 
  • 3 Ways to Bond Over Family Dinner
    Mar 12 2018
    Family dinners are one of the best, if not the best, ways to bond. There is something about sitting down as a collective group that brings us all closer together. However, when you have a preschoolers or toddlers, it does not always feel like “bonding” as much as it does a survival exercise. There are … 
  • 4 Truths to Communicating with Our Children
    Feb 12 2018
    Communication is the most important part of any relationship. When we communicate well, things run smoothly. When we do not, there is much frustration. Most people would agree with this; however, most of us (me included) are very intentional with making our children better communicators. We practice communication from the moment we are born. All … 

Joe Lawrence

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Joe Lawrence is an Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer with over 16 years as a cargo aircraft Crew Chief, master instructor, and production superintendent. He has been deployed in support of Iraq and Afghanistan, leading crews on combat airfields and the busiest hubs in the Middle East. Joe is married to his high school sweetheart and has two spirited children. His writing is forged from this life experience and topics include: leadership, parenting, and fitness.

See more of Joe’s writing at www.writerjoelawrence.wordpress.com

Recent Articles from Joe Lawrence

Gabriella Servello

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Gabriella Servello

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Gabriella Victoria Servello is a senior Communication major at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. In all of her courses, both major and non-major, Gabriella excels and is continuously on the Dean’s List of Students. This past semester, Gabriella was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Sigma honor society at the college for her academic excellence and involvement in service and intellectual activities. Outside of the classroom, Gabriella serves as the News Editor for the Saint Anselm Crier, the independent student newspaper of the college. In this role, Gabriella determines news worthy stories related to the college, assigns them to her group of writers, edits them upon completion, and lays them out for publication. Gabriella also continues to write for the news section, typically writing two or more stories per edition. Most recently, Gabriella was awarded the New Hampshire Public Television and Charter Charitable Foundation Scholarship for Communications/Media Students in recognition of her potential success in the broadcast field. Before taking on the role of Communications Specialist at Peku Publicatons, Gabriella interned at Channel 9 News, CBS News, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Recent Articles from Gabriella Servello

Meet the Team- Sam P.

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

sam_albanySam has been a member of our writing team since March 2011.  She currently is our youngest writer and the other half of our Teen’s Perspective column.  A sophomore in high school, she opines on a wide variety of teen topics.  She also serves as a columnist at Go Shopping Info, sharing her thoughts on teen fashion on a biweekly basis.  In addition to these teen-focused topics, Sam has covered a variety of other subjects, includes apps, video game of the month, and cooking.

This week we interviewed Sam to learn more about her.

MPK: When you aren’t writing articles, what do you like to do with your free time?

SP: When I am not writing my articles, I am either hanging out with friends, at sports practices or school, or working on homework as my grades are very important to me.

MPK: Which publication is your favorite to write for?

SP: My favorite website to write for is definitely Go Shopping Info.

MPK: You write a biweekly column on fashion.  What is your favorite outfit currently?

SP: My current favorite outfit would probably be my black high-low skirt from American Eagle worn at my waist. I pair it with a plain black tank top tucked in and a thick gold waist belt to keep the skirt up. The belt has a large bow at the buckle. Then to finish it off I wear the necklace I got from my great grandmother. It’s a long thick gold chain with a gold turtle broach. The shell of the turtle is pink and orange swirled.

MPK: You also write the Game of the Month article.  Do you play any online/video/smartphone games?  If so, do you have a favorite?

SP: I actually don’t really play any video games. With my busy schedule I don’t really have time to. Although if I had to pick a favorite I would definitely go with Angry Birds.

MPK: What fun fact would our readers be surprised to learn about you?

SP: One thing that I think is very interesting about me is the fact that I am a female wrestler.  I am the only girl in my school that wrestles and one of about five in New Hampshire. Because of this I do wrestle boys. Many people don’t realize it but wrestling is actually a co-ed sport. And if anything boys tend to try even harder when wrestling me, as it is quite embarrassing to be beaten by a girl.

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