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A Weighty Issue: Enlisting others’ help can be benefit on road to goal

August 2, 2010 I’ve said it before...the journey to lose weight has its ups and downs. Now, the term “ups and downs” has many connotations. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Roy Rogers auction nets $2.98M

July 27, 2010 Great news for Roy Rogers fans, after being stuffed and mounted and on display for more than 40 years in a museum, Roy Rogers’ horse, “Trigger,” and his wonder dog, “Bullet,” will be TV stars once... more »»

Book review: A look at the gay past of Batwoman

July 21, 2010 The character of Batwoman got some discussion as of late as being one of the few openly gay characters in the DC Universe. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Reaching milestone brings up memories

July 19, 2010 Greetings everyone! It’s another day in weight-loss land! I have some superbly, wonderful, ecstatic, awesome, incredibly (enough already!) good new. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Roy Rogers auction stirs thoughts of childhood

July 19, 2010 As a kid growing up on Ravenswood Pike in Ripley, W.Va. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Valuable plaque found in home

July 6, 2010 A 97-year-old Rookwood Pottery wall plaque painted by Lenore Asbury at Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati in 1913 will soon go up on the Cincinnati auction block in September, estimated to bring $4,000... more »»

A Weighty Issue: More lessons learned on the way below 300

July 5, 2010 Approximately two weeks ago, I decided to weigh myself on the “evil” scale. In my opinion, any scale can be “evil” providing it shows an unsuitable numbe. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: For some, treasures are a dream

June 28, 2010 Many dream of finding valuable antique treasure in Grandma’s attic. For some it has come true, for other’s it’s only a dream. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Writer feels ‘cautiously optimistic’ in weight loss goals

June 21, 2010 Wow! For the first time in what may seem like weeks and weeks, I feel very optimistic about my weight loss goals. Over these past few columns, I felt like I was stalled in my weight loss efforts. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: More on famous Marietta painter

June 21, 2010 Did you hear about the 150-year-old photo found recently in a North Carolina attic that sold for $50,000? Turns out the rare photo was of two young black boy slaves — one named John, barefoot and... more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Valuable treasure found at yard sale

June 14, 2010 Letter from a reader: Q: I recently purchased a glass parrot lamp at a Parkersburg garage sale. The lamp is turquoise with a white face, black beak and orange tuft. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Choices in daily life always seem to have consequences

June 7, 2010 Oops! I guess the prior weeks of emotional overheating have taken its toll. These last two weeks have been filled with temptations, injuries and some ‘depression. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Famous author’s work turns up at local estate sale

June 7, 2010 A 48-year-old manuscript worth several hundred dollars today to book collectors titled, “Which the Justice, Which the Thief,” based on real life court room drama in Washington County, written by... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Local columnist considers emotional overeating

May 24, 2010 I would like to discuss the influence of emotional overeating on working toward achieving a healthy lifestyle. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Blame and guilt can be motivational tools

May 10, 2010 Ever experience guilt when trying to strive towards a “healthy lifestyle?” I admit it, guilty as charged. Last week was my dad’s birthday, so we went out to dinner to celebrate. more »»



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