Memory – what a fantastic part of us. Whether you believe it is a result of God’s best work or an element of Darwin’s theory of natural selection, it remains one of the most important parts of our consciousness. For the most part, memory is stored in the temporal... Read more
I Don’t Get It
In the movie “Big,” Tom Hank’s character, during a meeting at a toy company where he worked, says, “I don’t get it,” about a proposed toy that does not make sense for kids. Sometimes, that is how I feel. I don’t get it. While we, as a county, are... Read more
Confederate events and philosophies are covered in several areas of the paper this week. Some columns, letters and articles revolve around agreement or disagreement about how history should be remembered today. Sunday was a great day for a car ride in the country so my daughter Marly, her husband... Read more
Nowadays, honeymoons do not always start at the foot of the church steps with rice raining on the happy couple as they hop into the in-law’s convertible and drive away to Niagara Falls. In fact many couples are not married in a church at all. My favorite trend is... Read more
How many calories do you burn if you drive to work? Not many, even if you drive while listening to your favorite exercise CD and find the closest parking space to your building before you sit on your butt all day. Physical jobs are much better for you. Just... Read more
Bike and walking trails were part of a sales pitch for Hallsley, an upscale development with homes starting at $400,000. With a number of Chesterfield residents lining up to make comments at the planning commission last week, there were enough stating there were concerns with the trail running near... Read more
The kids are out of school and vacation season has official begun. Pack the minivan, start your engines, and see who owns the checkered flag at the Wright Memorial Bridge. Over the weekend, as we experienced scorching temperatures, I was thinking about how ocean breezes would cut the “feels... Read more
“We have a deep interest in education, like religion and money. Education is what will take us into the future,” says Ken Robinson: author of Creative Schools. “We all agree on what extraordinary capacity that children have. All kids have a tremendous capacity for creativity,” he said on the... Read more
A little heat, a little steam and a little rain is to be expected, but, on the other hand, the weather should not matter that much. You know they make hats with fans in them, a cold one helps and praying for a cool breeze cannot hurt. This is... Read more
Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education honored 14 Chesterfield County schools with 2015 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement earlier last week. Not one school was honored east of the “Chesterfield Mountains” (schools in the Bermuda, Dale and southeast Matoaca Districts. Are... Read more