How to use GoodNotes for paperless to-do lists

I love planners, but I have struggled to find the perfect unicorn. I fell in love with the Erin Condren Life Planner. It’s beautiful, colorful, customizable and full of inspirational quotes. Coloring pages are even included in recent years. I wish it didn’t have a coil binding because I have to use the coil clips […]

The history of Christmas stockings

The history of Christmas stockings

Just when the excitement of opening presents abates after the last of the packages under the Christmas tree have been torn open, children and adults alike may discover that there are more treats to be had nestled inside of stockings hung on the mantle. The hanging of Christmas stockings is a tradition with an extensive […]

How did Black Friday originate

How did Black Friday originate?

Black Friday is seen by many as a shopping extravaganza that begins in the wee hours of the morning on the day after Thanksgiving, offering deep discounts on various items, doorbuster deals and other specials that have customers anxious to raid the aisles. Many believe Black Friday was named for the day retail companies would […]

My Benson Media Political Portfolio

My Benson Media Political Portfolio

In 2004-2005 I worked for a marketing company, Benson Media (now Benson Integrated Marketing Solutions). They focus in the multi-housing industry, but at that point in time I worked on other random jobs for them including political pieces. This is my Benson Media Political Portfolio, a collection of some of the political direct mail pieces I […]

Pine Forest United Methodist Church welcomes Amy

Pine Forest United Methodist Church welcomes Amy

Pine Forest United Methodist Church Newsletter The Staff-Parish Committee is glad to welcome our newest staff member, Amy Haisten, our part-time media tech, to our church family. Amy has come on staff to relieve two long-time, very dedicated/specialized volunteers: Chap McMichael, who has done our Power Point slides for a decade and Buddy Bloodworth, who […]

Set social media usage resolutions

Set social media usage resolutions

The Internet and social media have revolutionized the way people spend their time. In the not-so-distant past, the sharing of information took considerable time. But now the instant a thought pops into a person’s head, it can immediately be broadcast and shared with the world. According to the marketing and media resource Brandwatch, there were […]

Merry Christmas from The Courier Herald 2016

Merry Christmas from The Courier Herald

Exploring Christmas colors

Exploring Christmas colors

Decorations adorning homes and businesses in the familiar colors of red and green are popular come the holiday season. Even gift wrap, greeting cards and clothing tend to lean toward red and green as the holiday season hits full swing. It is difficult to think of Christmas without envisioning everything awash in these popular colors, […]

Inman Porter gives gift of laughter with Little Bo

Inman Porter gives gift of laughter with Little Bo

Little Bo is Dublin native’s first work as children’s author By CLAY REYNOLDS The Courier Herald September 3, 2016 Growing up as the youngest of four brothers taught Inman Porter early on the importance of being able to laugh at himself. The baby of the family – and as fate would have it the youngest […]

Lovett enters sci-fi in latest film score Synchronicity

Lovett enters sci-fi in latest film score, Synchronicity

Soundtrack is an homage to Blade Runner’s 80s synth style, is his first fully-electronic composition By CLAY REYNOLDS The Courier Herald July 30, 2016 Composing the score for the film Synchronicity, released this past January, involved a number of firsts for Dublin native Ben Lovett. The movie’s soundtrack was his first venture into the realm […]