1:46 PM Dec 13, 2011

In this blog I'm not going to talk about how my week went (it went OK; holiday schedules are rough). This blog is going to be a GIANT THANK YOU CARD to everybody.

3:00 PM Dec 12, 2011

Composer Aaron Copland and Texas Gov. Rick Perry: together at last. That was the reaction of many people when they heard the governor's new political commercial, promising to stand up for Christians.


12:46 PM Dec 12, 2011

As you may have read in past blogs or stories, Sandusky Register staff photographer Luke Wark is a member of the Army National Guard and has been called to serve his country in Afghanistan.

5:49 PM Dec 8, 2011

I borrowed an electronic book from the Sandusky Library the other day, and the experience was so easy I thought I'd talk about it here.

5:54 PM Dec 7, 2011

This week on Between the Lines, Matt Westerhold talks on the phone to guest Attorney General Mike Dewine. The program is now available here. 

Click on the player above to watch.

1:04 PM Dec 6, 2011

Things are going OK. I know that I won't hit my goal of 100 pounds, which is why I didn't want to set a goal. I am down nearly 90 pounds, though.

I'm still working out as much as I can, but again, work is getting in the way with both working out and my school work.

11:54 AM Dec 6, 2011

(Blogger's Note: I asked some of my favorite writers and several friends to contribute to this look back at books they read, and recommend, in 2011. In the end, I had to stop asking people for contributions and go ahead and publish, but please add your own recommendations in the comments.)

10:28 AM Dec 1, 2011

The air likely will be better, but Saturday's meeting of the Erie County Democratic Party otherwise will resemble the smoke-filled rooms of yore.

3:24 PM Nov 29, 2011

By now, unless you're smarter than me and you've given up following politics, you've heard about Congress' latest dismal failure. The fabled "Supercommittee," which was supposed to figure out a way to deal with the nation's budget mess, finished work without getting anything done.

12:46 PM Nov 28, 2011

My last blog post discussed two books, The Great Stagnation and Race Against the Machine, which seek to explain why America's economy doesn't seem to be working well for most people.

11:26 AM Nov 23, 2011

Why is the economy so bad?

I'm not referring just to the Great Recession, which has supposedly ended, but to a longer term trend. Why isn't the economy working well for people who aren't rich?

12:34 PM Nov 17, 2011

Check out this week's edition of Between the Lines with guests Bob Haag and Tim Schwanger, who talked about changes to the structure of city government.

The full show is below (not mobile compatible). Use the time bar on the player to skip ahead.


10:38 AM Nov 15, 2011

I am in high gear now cuz I am a procrastinator. I've been losing some lbs. here and there. My body is holding up rather well from the constant beating it's taking from the extra work. 

10:34 AM Nov 15, 2011

I don't have much to report this week. I have not been working out due to being sick.

It sucks that this has happened to me at this point of the challenge. It is a lesson to be learned, though. Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today!

10:31 AM Nov 15, 2011

This past week went well. I am still on a diet where I have to eat five small meals a day. It's not hard, but I just forget to eat sometimes.

I am really excited to see where this diet and exercise is going to take my weight loss. I just have to stick with it and not cheat on it.

3:29 PM Nov 14, 2011

When Joe visited his friend Bob to watch the Cleveland Browns on TV, he was surprised to see Bob's dog staring at the TV screen.

"He's a real fan, too," Bob claimed.

3:41 PM Nov 11, 2011

Some of the folks at McDonald's didn't like our story in Friday's paper about the dog chomping on the employee's finger at the drive through window, so let's give the Golden Arches some lov