I had a visit with my doctor and achieved my goal of weighing 300 pounds or less, fully clothed on the doctor’s office scale. 

12:53 PM Sep 26, 2014

As school shootings and other attacks increase throughout the United States and the rest of the world, politicians believe an expedient to lowering this rate would be to revise or abolish the second amendment.

12:42 PM Sep 26, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Sept. 20, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

12:04 PM Sep 26, 2014

Since September is the 25th anniversary of National Recovery Month, I thought it would be appropriate to focus on substance abuse and mental health in teenagers and adults.

3:12 PM Sep 25, 2014

The endless battle between what is right and "right is what, exactly?"

3:00 PM Sep 25, 2014

This is a difficult task. 

I’ve been working out a lot. 

I’ve been keeping track of every piece of food that goes into my mouth. 

11:48 AM Sep 25, 2014
No one thinks of divorce or death as being occasions for celebration. At times, however, there can be a little something good to come out of tragedy.
11:00 AM Sep 25, 2014

I thought it was time to start pulling out some recipes for the cooler weather that is quickly approaching.

A good place to start for me is a good, quick soup.

3:56 PM Sep 24, 2014

Well, I've been on pause recently because of my schedule and my babysitter situation.

I want to scream!

Then I have people saying, "Don't mess up this opportunity."

I'm like "Oh, so you must have a solution to this problem? Oh, you don't? Then shut up!""

12:43 PM Sep 24, 2014

14 Days Until “Open Enrollment”

7:09 AM Sep 24, 2014
FIT Challenger Sherry Waugh has done very well for herself in the first month. 
6:40 PM Sep 23, 2014
Is it worth the city partnering with ECEDC (Erie County Economic Development Corporation)?
11:00 AM Sep 23, 2014

This past week has been pretty good.

My personal trainer Ken Cutcher of Anytime Fitness had me start a cool down in the treadmill with an incline.

8:11 AM Sep 23, 2014



This week's On The Job was delicious.

Scott Hurlburt and I dove into some serious cookie decorating business Wednesday afternoon.

12:34 PM Sep 22, 2014

"The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. Self-realization demands very great struggle." Swami Sivananda

Hello readers!

I'm writing these words after finishing my first "live" 5K.

I entered the Color Run at Cedar Point this weekend and I FINISHED!

10:42 AM Sep 22, 2014
Even if not a football fan, by now virtually everyone knows who Ray Rice is.
6:50 PM Sep 21, 2014

Erie County has been united in one way for more than a century.

The first record about the need to unite social services agencies in the county dates back to 1911. By 1914, the Erie Social Services Federation was formed, uniting 22 agencies. 

6:20 PM Sep 21, 2014