On June 1, the hurricane season began in the Western Hemisphere. Every year, a number of named storms affect the eastern and southern coasts of the United States. My experience in public safety has taught me that there are three phases of every landfalling storm: before, during and after.... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. For some time now, I have wanted to start a garden. Where I used to live until recently, I had deer walking through my yard almost daily, and I figured a garden had little chance of surviving. So... Read more
It has been quite a while since I shared an old recipe from my firehouse days. I say “old” because in November I will have been retired from the fire service for nine years. There were some meals that were easy to prepare, but quite tasty. This meal was... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Lest I forget, I want to give a big shout-out to all the fathers, stepdads and grandpas out there. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, and we at the Dogpound want to thank you for all your hard... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: Primary day is upon us
The June 11 primary election is Tuesday. Since Virginia has “open” primaries, most voters in Chesterfield County will be able to vote for at least one race, depending on where they live. Senate District 16 voters will most likely choose their next senator on June 11, since no Republican... Read more
Recently, a 15-passenger van was rear-ended by a dually pickup hauling a trailer. The news reported that four were killed, three were transported to MCV via helicopter and five others were transported to area hospitals via ambulance. I am praying that the respective crash teams from Dinwiddie and Virginia... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. It has been kind of a rough week since my riding lawn mower bit the dust. I had mowed most of the yard and was anxious to the get the last part done out by the lane before... Read more
Wash all produce before consuming
Ever heard of the Clean 15 and the Dirty Dozen? No, it isn’t the name of a movie or TV series. The Dirty Dozen are foods you should always buy organic because they are the most susceptible to pesticides and toxic sprays. The Clean 15 are foods that are... Read more

Big Boy

Dogpound May 28, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I hope you enjoyed your three-day weekend. I also hope you took time out to honor those who have served and given their lives so we can enjoy the freedom that is denied to many in this world.... Read more
During spring, we have already experienced 90-plus-degree days. Every summer, we hear the tragic stories of children and pets being left in non-running vehicles. We know, from studies conducted, that temperatures can reach and even exceed 130 degrees inside vehicles. The time that it takes for a car to... Read more