Marietta Timeshttp://www.mariettatimes.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 29 May 2015 18:30:16 EDTFri, 29 May 2015 18:30:16 EDT loss has been an adjustment's Dictionary defines the word "encouraged" as someone determined, hopeful or confident. If there could be a picture next to the definition, that would be me. Sorry that I haven't written a column lately, I had major writer's block ..Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:00:00 EDTBaby Steps: It's a new year and a new you, right? gifts are strewn throughout the house, there are half-eaten cookies all over the kitchen and you look at the remnants of another Christmas gone by and sigh. Or maybe it's just me.Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTTree-mendous good fun"I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree," begins the familiar work by Joyce Kilmer. Trees are all around the Mid-Ohio Valley, providing shelter, shade and beauty, though some folks might like to learn more about their importance.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTA Weighty Issue: Looking forward to seeing a lot less of me days and counting since I've had my gastric bypass surgery. The time has been flying by rather quickly. With this in mind, as I stood one day in front of my bathroom mirror. I looked closely. My whole body was much thinner. It was surreal.Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTGastric bypass surgery the right move for some'm going to open this column with a dirty, little limerick: There once was a girl named Casi, some viewed her as fat and lazy, she struggled with obesity most of her life, which caused much strife, now there came a solution, and she looked at...Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT