As this is the time of the year when folks set out to decorate their homes for Christmas, I thought that I would share a few reminders to keep you and your home safe. Every year, a tragic accident or fire occurs during this time of the year. My... Read more


Dogpound December 11, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and you are getting ready to prep for Christmas. I had a nice Thanksgiving; I drove to my sister’s house in Ohio, which is a long 5-hour drive, but this was... Read more
Does transparency really matter?
RE: 20SN0526 Court House Landing aka ‘Project Corner’ By Mike Uzel, member of Chesterfield Citizens United Two community meetings by the developer and Chesterfield County have been held concerning a proposed mixed-use development at the corner of Route 10 and Courthouse Road, at the entrance ramp to 288, one... Read more
There have been three apartment fires in our area in about 72 hours. An apartment building is built to house multiple families. Most apartment buildings are outfitted with a sprinkler system, designed to extinguish or keep the fire in check, while building occupants have the opportunity to escape. The... Read more

The maddening

Dogpound December 5, 2019

H ello and welcome back to the madding world of the Dogpound. “I am going completely mad! I tell you! Mad! They are driving me insane! I am not lying!” Do you remember the song from 1966 that was titled, “They’re coming to take me away, Ha-Haa!” Maybe you... Read more
I recently heard that a friend of mine was dealing with the aftermath of a fire in his home. The fire involved a sofa that caught fire, as a result of a child playing with a lighter or matches. I have written about this subject, on numerous occasions. My... Read more

Giving thanks

Dogpound November 26, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the holidays in the Dogpound. I am not sure if we will have an issue or not with Thanksgiving being on Thursday, but I will dutifully prepare one.  Either way I am, for the first time in a while, on time for a holiday... Read more
Editor: So let’s just put a halt to this “Courthouse Landing” proposal until “negotiations” are complete on the Chesterfield EDA 59-acre property so that citizens may be informed of just what the “deal” is between the EDA and the developer! Oh, and let’s not forget the FAA Flight Path... Read more
Editor: The Board of Supervisors missed the point in their approval of Carvana for Woods Edge road. Yes, the usage of the actual property is not bad; yes, there is a buffer; and yes, the noise is contained. But the sight and the sound could only affect, at most,... Read more
I was recently asked to contribute to a cookbook that uses garlic in every recipe. I wrote the foreward and cooking tips. The book, “Aglio Garlic Lover’s Cookbook” by Arabelle Publishing of Chesterfield, includes savory and sweet recipes for everyday meals and special occasions. Never thought I would see... Read more