Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As I have mentioned in past articles, I am in the middle of moving and it is driving me crazy. My current house has an attached garage, but the new location has a detached garage. This is not... Read more
Editor gives his take on local politics
The times, they are a changin’, and no more so than in politics. A new redistricting map drawn by a court-appointed special master will result in five Republican state House seats becoming “lean Democrat” and one becoming “swing,” and one Democrat seat becoming “swing,” unless the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more
I do not know the details of the pedestrian who was struck on Route 288, but we passed through there after it had happened. From the little that I heard on the news, the individual who was struck and killed had been looking under the hood of his vehicle... Read more

On the move

Dogpound January 29, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I am a bit haggard now and in the middle of trying to move from one house to another about 10 minutes away. Things are complicated: the house I want to move into is currently occupied, and the... Read more

Dogpound delays

Dogpound January 23, 2019

D Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  For the holidays, I made plans to visit my oldest daughter and her husband in North Carolina, and for good measure, I also made arrangements for daughter number two and her son to fly in from Knoxville.... Read more
As I watched the late news last night, I saw a photo of the front of a house in the north end of Chesterfield County fully engulfed. I was going to write an article that offered three educated guesses of the potential causes, but my first inclination was determined... Read more
In 2004, four coworkers and I were tasked with rewriting the fire department’s policy for dealing with children who set fires. The primary deterrent is parental supervision. Parents cannot overlook this because as long as you have a child who is “playing” with fire, everyone in your family is... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If you remember from a recent article, I was recovering from an accident that put my poor Betsy in the repair shop. It was not a surprise that my insurance decided it was not worth the effort to... Read more
Caleb’s Corner: 2018 was good, will 2019 be better?
With the first month of the new year in full swing, I decided to take some time and reflect on 2018 and the new year. 2018 was a good year overall. The economy kept humming along, and we had more money in our pockets, thanks to federal income tax... Read more

Sad faces

Dogpound January 8, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. As I mentioned in my last article, I did some traveling by plane to visit my daughters over the holidays. As you know, you are not allowed to board the plane when you want to; you must follow... Read more