As I think I’ve mentioned a time or two in the past, my email inbox is filled every day with a wide variety of interview possibilities or story pitches from every public relations firm known to man.
If there are three that come in bragging about some new piece of legislation, or medical breakthrough, you can expect at least an equal number from others who are upset about it.
One of the more intriguing ones I’ve received of late came to me this morning from a PR rep, suggesting that an interview with someone promoting a new way to build family closeness and bonding would be of great interest to my listeners.
I read on to find the suggestion that raising backyard chickens was growing in popularity, not only as a way of enjoying food that’s wholesome and home grown, but as a ticket to getting families to work together.
I know plenty of people engaged in raising chickens.
They may be doing it for the food, or they may be doing it for the money, but I’ve never heard anyone say that it was the one thing that got Johnny or Suzie to put down their smart phone or game controller.
The above mentioned pitch was one that was moved rather rapidly to my deleted items.
It has plenty of company there.
That’s the way I see it.