The Weight is Over – Week 57: No more pasta? Oh, rats!

I write this column against the advice of my handyman, who spoke his words of wisdom from beneath my kitchen sink. “I know you like to write about everything,” he said as he hammered pieces of wood into place. “But… Continue Reading


The Weight is Over – Week 37: Matthew Answers Your Questions (See Our Video)

As promised last week, we selected some of your questions – submitted via comments and email – for Matthew R. Lister from Align Private Training to answer today. I’ll tell you a secret: Matthew and I actually created a video… Continue Reading


Isaac Lowe, Civil Rights Matriarch, Remembered and Honored

Tuesday morning, a white, resplendent open casket was displayed before the altar of the First Baptist Church in Redding. It held the body of 94-year-old Isaac Jefferson Lowe, so beautifully serene; elegantly dressed in a delicately beaded ivory gown. During… Continue Reading


Behind-the-Curtain Changes at A News Cafe.com

Today I talk with Joseph Domke of Ostrava, Czech Republic, where he’s lived for nine years with his delightful wife Marie and my three Ragdoll grandcats, Neffie, Apollo and the new cat, whose name I always forget. Joe’s my son… Continue Reading