PATRICKRILEYHEADSHOT2.JPGWELCOME to "The Life of Riley" which will include periodic chronicles of pop culture and possibilities that flow out of Patrick L. Riley's day. That's me!!! Through blogging (and soon some other technological features on which I'll keep you posted as they launch), I will pull experiences from my busy life to entertain and inspire all of you. Through this site, I will share my observations and insights. 

Some features to look forward to:

1.) "PATRICK'S POP UP(DATES)" will feature stories from pop culture, music, theater, fashion, and the entertainment industry at large. 

2.) "The Life of Riley" will also introduce a "take-a-look-at-your-life" section (READ: sort of an advice column), where I will help readers come up with their own questions and answers around what "ways of being" are working (or not working) to have them acheive their respective goals and live their best lives. This section is called "WHO YOU BE?".

3.) Additonally, there will be a free-flowing, organic section called "TESTIFY" from which I will pull from my own life's journey to share and hopefully inspire. Some of the fare may be new musings and experiences. Other times, I may pull from my journals and past sharings to shed light on some uncomfortable truths that I've experienced and that may perhaps play a role in healing someone else's wounds as the real-life experience did for me. From my experience of covering 9/11 as a freelance journalist to courageously coming out (as gay) to my family, "TESTIFY" promises to move those who choose to read it.

4.) And a section titled "PR" (like my initials, but also like "public relations") will include press clips from any coverage I get. 

5.) And anytime pictures or video can support an entry (in the blog, and perhaps in the subsequent podcasts, my space, and website), those visuals will keep things aesthetically enrolling. That section will be called "MY TUBE".
Patrick L. Riley


Entries in The Happy Hour Talk Show (1)

the happy hour talk show episode one 040819

It's HAPPY HOUR TIME! Y'all seen episode one of @thehappyhourtalkshow yet? 

1. on You Tube:

2. on Facebook

3. Also AVAILABLE to view on VIMEO

4. FOLLOW US on IG as well: @thehappyhourtalkshow

MUCH LOVE TO ALL! MEANWHILE: Spring 2019 book tour for "Thats What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me" is in motion:

a. Richmond, VA was on FIRE! Love Virginia Union University and BND Institute! Great symposium! Sold out book-signing!

b. Next up, Dallas, TX - Sat, May 4th. TO MY DALLAS PEEPS: Please feel free to order your copy from Amazon, B&N, or where all books are sold... and come let me sign at TBAAL's RoundtableWriter's Breakfast at 10:00 AM. Tbaal Room T 314 1309 Canton St, Dallas, TX. I'llsell on site while supplies last...and WILL SIGN ALL!

c. Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-28th in sunny Cancun, Mexico. Only 8 remaining all inclusive music festival packages before we are sold out. The ultimate LGBT Family Reunion Celebration. www.LGBTMUSICFEST.COM

As always, THANKS for your support! AND PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! Patrick #LifeofRiley