• Fitness Quest: Early Lessons Learned

    Fitness Quest: Early Lessons Learned

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. Find Patterns in the Data During previous attempts at dieting, I struggled at various points. Tracking my weight with Weight Watchers showed this but I never understood why

  • Fitness Quest: Discussing the Localvore Movement with Holly Crow

    Fitness Quest: Discussing the Localvore Movement with Holly Crow

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. This week’s column features an interview with localvore and Juice Plus+ advocate, Holly Crow. Philadelphians may recognize her from the Flyers Wives Carnival, where she served

  • My Rendezvous with Online Dating

    My Rendezvous with Online Dating

    Recently, a colleague has been discussing his previous experiences with online dating. He has been telling stories of the crazy women with whom he interacted and, for some reason, those stories intrigued me. As he talked, it dawned on me that I never had the online dating experience. It’s not because I am a girl magnet (Not even close).

  • Why Did it Have to Come to This?

    Why Did it Have to Come to This?

    A few years ago, I made a list of the celebrities whose deaths would most affect me. I was watching Bill Murray’s cameo in Zombieland and immediately questioned how devastating it would be to lose a brilliant man with such a zest for life. It prompted me to write the list. For what it is worth, Steve Martin was

  • Fitness Quest: Early Setbacks

    Fitness Quest: Early Setbacks

    Fitness Quest is a weekly column in which the journey of losing 90 pounds is chronicled online in hopes of helping other people as well as providing a catalyst for motivation. I have a dog named Sheldon. He is a pit mix and the most adorable dog you can imagine. Of course, he is a protective dog that has

  • The Lonely Island to Return to the Big Screen

    The Lonely Island to Return to the Big Screen

    From 2002 through 2004, I worked for a newspaper in Boulder, Colorado. During that time, I wrote many features for the paper, including a “Website of the Week” column. You see, kids, back in those Wild West days of the internet, we did not have Twitter, YouTube, Netflix or Meme generators to keep us informed about up-and-coming trends. So, we