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Tree-mendous good fun

August 28, 2014 “I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree,” begins the familiar work by Joyce Kilmer. more »»

 
 
 
A Weighty Issue: Looking forward to seeing a lot less of me

August 25, 2014 Sixty-plus days and counting since I’ve had my gastric bypass surgery. The time has been flying by rather quickly. With this in mind, as I stood one day in front of my bathroom mirror. more »»

Gastric bypass surgery the right move for some

July 14, 2014 I’m going to open this column with a dirty, little limerick: There once was a girl named Casi, some viewed her as fat and lazy, she struggled with obesity most of her life, which caused much strife,... more »»

The little things can add up to a healthier life

June 4, 2014 When you just don’t feel like working out, do you ... more »»

Countdown to surgery fuels anxiety and renewed dedication

May 19, 2014 “ANXIETY.” We’ve all experienced it in some form or another. I’m anxious about heights, sharp-fanged clowns, hairy, yucky spiders ... and well, I’ll be honest — this surgery. more »»

‘I’m excited;’ Surgery time is near

April 14, 2014 March Madness came and went with the hustle and bustle of preparation for my gastric bypass surgery in May. Yes, that’s right — it is in May! Well, it is going as scheduled ... more »»

The promise of spring can be seen in blooming flowers

April 7, 2014 The promise of warm, sun-filled days are poking their tender shoots through the remnants of a challenging winter. more »»

Y Get Fit: Keep up with your exercise during wintry weather

March 5, 2014 My husband and I moved to Marietta last January. Before we made the decision, everyone told us how little it snowed in Mariett. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Experiencing ‘ah-ha’ and ‘uh-oh’ moments

January 27, 2014 Happy New Year, everyone!!!!! Ahh, a New Year and new beginnings. more »»

A Weighty Issue: A tale of truth, struggle

December 23, 2013 This is a tale about a woman by the name of Eaterita Food — “Casi” for short. She was a gluttonous individual who enjoyed the finer foods in life; however, her health was in jeopardy. more »»

Y Get Fit: No more excuses: Time to make exercise a priority

October 16, 2013 Have you ever had a day when you wanted to work out, but you came up with an excuse not to? Have you ever said to yourself that you will start eating healthier “tomorrow”? Have you felt so tired... more »»

Local review: ‘Gravity’ well done on many levels

October 11, 2013 Space can be a terrifying place even without alien invaders and Sith lords, as director Alfonso Cuaron brilliantly demonstrates in “Gravity.” Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. more »»

Movie review: ‘Prisoners’ thrills; strong cast does well

September 27, 2013 Part emotional drama, part mystery thriller and part morality tale, “Prisoners” grabs you by the guts and doesn’t let go for two-and-a-half hours. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Heading in the right direction

August 26, 2013 Wow! Holy snicker doodles! A lot has been happening these days. Yes, I’m still struggling with discoloration and some swelling in both leg. more »»

Local Review: ‘Wolverine’ better what he does in sequel

August 2, 2013 Much like his healing factor allows him to recover from virtually any wound, Wolverine’s popularity let him survive a lackluster standalone film and return in a better vehicle. more »»

Local review: ‘Godzilla’ plus ‘Cloverfield’ times del Toro equals awesome

July 19, 2013 Combining the oversized action of a Godzilla monster mash (with better special effects) and the street-level anxiety of “Cloverfield” (with steadier cameras), director Guillermo del Toro builds on... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Here’s my new weight management plan

July 8, 2013 Four score and seven large pans of lasagna ago, I set out upon a new nation called total gluttony. However, this sounds really, really bad ... more »»

A weighty issue:

May 6, 2013 As I walked down the corridor of the hospital on one particular day, my legs felt like concrete. Every step felt like I was competing for an Olympic event. more »»

Baby Steps: Make spring break fun while not breaking the family budget

March 4, 2013 The birds are chirping, the flowers are beginning to pop up through the ground. Ah, the bliss and beauty of spring. more »»

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a wrenching, well-acted portrayal

January 18, 2013 If you’re looking for a blow-by-blow account of the whos and hows of the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden, “Zero Dark Thirty” is not the movie for you. more »»

A Weighty Issue: I’m exercising and loving the results

December 24, 2012 I hope everyone has had a nice gobble-gobble day. Despite the fact that it has been a month since Thanksgiving, that gives everyone a chance to digest their delectable vittles. more »»

 
 

Senior citizen round and square dance night October 22, 2014

7 to 10 p.m., every Wednesday, VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike Street, Marietta; $4; dinner is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for a minimal fee. more »

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