12:45 AM Aug 31, 2014

When "Martha," the world’s last remaining passenger pigeon at the Cincinnati Zoo died on Sept. 1, 1914, it was the last breath of air ever taken by a species once numbering in the billions.

11:25 AM Aug 30, 2014

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then." Lewis Carroll

When most people think of a person's weight-loss journey, they primarily think of just the physical journey and the changes that are going on with the body. 

12:03 PM Aug 29, 2014

The following real estate transactions were the highest for the week ending Aug. 23, in Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.

Erie Co., Kelleys Island, 131 Lakeshore Drive, Charles A. Martin Jr. to H.T. Properties Inc., $810,000

11:41 AM Aug 29, 2014

Obesity is not a character flaw.  

It doesn’t mean you are lazy.

It doesn’t mean you don’t work hard.  

It doesn’t mean you have no will power or control.

It doesn’t mean you are a bad person.  

6:00 AM Aug 29, 2014

How do you end a great career that was everything you hoped for when you started 37 1/2 years ago? 

With grace, if you're Sandusky Library director Julie Brooks.

"I was 23 (when she started). You can do the math. I'm 60."

3:00 PM Aug 28, 2014

You tiny little life forms

You precious little life forms

Where are you?


12:26 PM Aug 28, 2014

Hello readers, this past week has been better. 

The pain of my rib injury had subsided greatly by the time my doctor ordered an Xray, so I decided not to spend the money on it. 

11:00 AM Aug 28, 2014
In a way, over the past several years I’ve looked at President Obama’s signature mortgage relief program, the Home Affordable Modification Program, otherwise known as HAMP, as both the good news and bad news at the same time.
6:00 AM Aug 28, 2014

It's a good the Sandusky school district qualified for a federal program that provides no-cost breakfasts and lunches to every student in the district.

6:20 PM Aug 27, 2014
A new challenge, a new contestant. My new challenger, Robb Smithson, is incredible. 
Each person has his or her story and each story is unique to that person. 
1:45 PM Aug 27, 2014

Well this past week has been much better as far as my diet goes.

And I have actually been utilizing Lions Park by my house to exercise.

I will be seeing my NOMS trainer Shawn Zahel every Tuesday and Thursday.

My doctor put me on a strict diet; he cut out most of my carbs.

6:00 AM Aug 27, 2014

Take a large group of people in a party mood. Add alcohol. Let the excitement of the night take hold. Tell them it's time to shut down. The party's over.

What do you get? All too often the answer is -- Trouble.

7:01 PM Aug 26, 2014

Wow, here it is August already! Whenever I run into people who know I am doing a Big Year, the first question is always……………….so what’s your number? So let’s get right to it. For the month of July I was able to add 7 new species to the list, bringing my total to 214 for the year.

6:11 PM Aug 26, 2014

Here is a great way to get anyone to eat eggplant who usually would not.

This recipe can be a little time consuming to make, but it does make two 8-by-8 pans, which will give you two meals, depending on family size.

3:00 PM Aug 26, 2014
The curbside program is lacking the fine details.
12:54 PM Aug 26, 2014

This past week has been pretty tough.

I'm still struggling with cigarettes.

I have noticed my breathing has become more difficult as I smoke less.

I hear it's part of the physical addiction of smoking.