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Five years of comics

September 1, 2010 This September marks the fifth anniversary of my shop, Asylum Comics. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Trunk turns to treasure

August 30, 2010 Did you hear about the man in Oakland, California, who purchased an old trunk at a garage sale for $20 and auctioned it off later for $5,629? Turns out the trunk was produced in the early 1900s by... more »»

A Weighty Issue: Justifying eating habits only adds weight on the scale

August 30, 2010 Have you ever felt the need to justify your eating habits? I know I have. Remember when I had those binging fits a few weeks ago? I had that relentless need for pizza and/or a candy bar. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Local connection to Ansel Adams negatives

August 23, 2010 Received an interesting letter this week from Bill Elliot of Marietta, in response to the article I wrote a few weeks ago on the construction worker in Beverly Hills, California who paid 45 dollar... more »»

The year-round gardener: A variety of problems can plague tomatoes

August 23, 2010 Growing fresh tomatoes is a true joy of the vegetable gardener. But tomatoes can suffer from all kinds of diseases and pest. more »»

Book review: DC heroes battle zombies

August 18, 2010 The dead rise in the DC Universe in “Blackest Night” by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Ivan Reis. more »»

A Weighty Issue: Everyone deserves to have a little ‘me’ time

August 16, 2010 These past two weeks have encompassed both the good and the bad. We’ll start with the bad. It involved the acronym “HALT”— which stands for hungry, angry, lonely and tired. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: A house full of antiques

August 16, 2010 QUESTION: I’m slowly cleaning out my grandmother- in - laws home in Marietta. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Local cookie jar sells for thousands

August 9, 2010 A Harvey cartoon cookie jar, with only six known to exist called “Herman & Katnip” manufactured by American Bisque in Williamstown, sold recently for $10,143.67 at Hake’s Americana Auctions in York. more »»

The year-round gardener: Hydroponics offers a healthy alternative to organics

August 9, 2010 Organic food is not a fad; it's a phenomenon that's here to sta. more »»

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

August 4, 2010 Canadian writer and artist Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim,” one of the most beloved and buzzed about comics of the past decade, hits theaters near you Aug. 13. more »»

Treasure in the Attic: Ansel Adams negatives found in garage sale

August 2, 2010 Did you hear about the construction worker in Beverly Hills, Calif. more »»

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 »»



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