Mar 8 2010

Hey, sleepyhead, get some shuteye

Hey, sleepyhead, get some shuteye

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, Monday, March 8, 2010

According to a large new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, only 8 percent of high school students get enough sleep on an average school night, which leads to depression, headaches, poor school performance and daytime drowsiness.

Feb 22 2010

High fructose corn syrup, oh my!

high fructose corn syrup, oh my!

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, February 22, 2010

Does HFCS spell trouble? some studies link high fructose corn syrup with heart disease, diabetes.

Feb 15 2010

Public speaking

public speaking sucks

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, February 15, 2010

Doug Smith had a problem with “ums” — something that didn’t help when he gave speeches on finances at the hospital where he worked. Those “ums” kept popping up throughout his talks.

Jan 4 2010

Single mothers united

Single mothers united

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, January 4, 2010

“When a child can watch a parent make sacrifices, it becomes a win-win situation.”

Dec 21 2009


Reduce, Reuse, Regift

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, December 21, 2009

“He’s a regifter.”

A mortified Elaine Benes, played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, shouted that in a 1995 episode of the TV hit “Seinfeld.” That was the moment the word “regift” was born.

Oct 26 2009

HCG: Is it every dieter’s dream come true — or is it the impossible dream?

magic shot

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, October 26, 2009

Extreme weight loss without extreme exercise — and without feeling like you’re starving from an extreme reduction in food.

It’s every dieter’s dream, and it’s just what proponents of the HCG diet promise. Those opposed to the diet say it’s the impossible dream, and a waste of money.

Sep 14 2009

Time(less) controversy / Magazine article claims exercise isn’t necessary in a weight-loss program

yummy donut

Illustration for Standard-Examiner, September 14, 2009

That headline, appearing on the cover story inside Time magazine’s Aug. 17 edition, sent shock waves across health blogs and other social media.

John Cloud, the article’s author, took a look at the problem that can occur after a big workout — namely, that exercise stimulates hunger and leads to overeating. “Exercise, in other words, isn’t necessarily helping us lose weight. It may even be making it harder,” the article read.

Aug 24 2008

Studio door mural

Degas on a metal door

August 2008, Mural on Ballet studio door

Mural on Ballet door in alley for:

Penny Dudleston McKay School of Classical Ballet

2216 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT

Original Dancer Taking a Bow (the Prima Ballerina) 1877, by Edgar Degas