I don’t even know where to begin today. We are in crisis, folks, severe, unrelenting crisis. We have had yet another mass shooting, our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico are dying without access to food, water, and electricity, we are on the brink of war with North Korea, and... Read more
Thank you, Kiwanis, for our welcome home Dear Editor: I want to publicly express my thanks to Dr. Joe Hillier and the Kiwanis Club of Chester for their Welcome Home Vietnam War Era Celebration Event held at the Chesterfield County fairgrounds on October 4. It was a very public... Read more
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
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
A house fire in central Virginia had a contributing cause of a space heater. There were other things mentioned in this living room fire that led to the occupants being transported due to burns. There are many types of space heaters, some powered by electricity, some fueled by propane... Read more

Dogpound speaks out

Dogpound October 4, 2017

Hello and welcome back to the aggravated world of the Dogpound. We all have our days, and this is just a primer to the rest of this article. I am turning into the Wal-Mart parking lot and there pulling out is a young teen driver…probably barely old enough to... Read more

Dogpound birthday

Dogpound October 4, 2017

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. In the last article I was telling you about my front door painting experience. One thing about painting…at least for me…is that I get a lot of paint on other things that I am not supposed to get... Read more
A s you read this article, I and my team are either stuck in an airport on the east coast of the United States, or we have just arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa. Stuck due to a hurricane, but hoping that we will be able to take off on... Read more

What side?

Mixing Bowl September 27, 2017

If you have been following this column, you may have noticed that I have been sticking to pretty tame subjects lately. My children, the weather, my moods, basically pretty banal stuff. We are living in a time where some of us feel that we cannot voice our opinions for... Read more
To the Editor, Southern Chesterfield County could one day be home to a facility engaged in heavy manufacturing. Residents learned this significant development not from our county leaders, but from the governor announcing the exciting news as a done deal. Six similar industrial properties dot the Commonwealth, and four... Read more