A fire trap

Fire & Life Safety November 3, 2017

M y wife and I just returned from an anniversary trip to Georgia. Our first stop, which was supposed to be our longest stay, was in Tybee Island, Ga. We left Chester immediately following church on Sunday, arriving at our motel shortly after 9 p.m. It was dark, but... Read more
I have offered a few fire station recipes, but I have never done a restaurant review in my column. There are many good restaurants across this land, and I especially like to go to the places that all the locals go, wherever I am. Today was a different experience... Read more
I have offered a few fire station recipes, but I have never done a restaurant review in my column. There are many good restaurants across this land, and I especially like to go to the places that all the locals go, wherever I am. Today was a different experience... Read more

Camping

Mixing Bowl October 25, 2017

A few weekends ago, I embarked on an adventure with my sweet girl. We went on a camping trip with her Girl Scout troop. I will be honest with you: I was not looking forward to going. I had been camping a few times in my life, but never... Read more
Each year, theater and drama teachers bring new experiences to their students and audiences alike, sharing thrill and adventure through the arts. They showcase plays, develop love for the arts in students and many other life skills. Meet two Chesterfield County teachers that bring their talents to two neighborhood... Read more

Dogpound laptopless

Dogpound October 25, 2017

Hello and welcome back to the sad part of the Dogpound. I am typing this letter from my work office because my laptop decided all it wanted to do was crash its memory. It would recalculate…run for a while, and then repeat the process to the point where it... Read more

Dogpound door paint

Dogpound October 25, 2017

Hello, and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As I mentioned in my last article, I was laptopless…and after a brief stay at the repair center, the man there told me that it worked fine for him. He cleaned off some contacts and sent me home... Read more

FPW 2017

Fire & Life Safety October 18, 2017

By having Internet access in Africa, we were able to hear about the horrific shootings in Las Vegas. There are many who offer solutions, like tighter gun control or better screening of certain people in our population. I happen to believe that this problem will not end until the... Read more

Dog Pound Birthday

Dogpound October 11, 2017

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful birthday world of the Dogpound. Yep…this old dog just had another birthday… last Sunday. Another notch in the old belt…the only problem is that this belt is getting closer to the end than to the beginning. It does make you sit down... Read more
COMMENTARY: TIME TO NEGOTIATE? It was 1991 and I had taken a consulting job in Israel. Myself and two compatriots from here in Virginia lived and worked together managing the construction of about 600 American-style houses. The Israelis were building houses as fast as they could due to Russia’s... Read more