Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My dishwasher and I are not on speaking terms right now. As a matter of fact, I have named my dishwasher “Nellybelle.” If you do not remember, that was the name of cantankerous Jeep owned by Pat on... Read more


Dogpound April 16, 2019

Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Are you finished with your taxes, or are you still standing in line at the post office? I am an early filer. As soon as I get my W-2, I am sending it to my CPA. Yes, I... Read more
I would like to tell you a story. This story is about the one true God; an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present, unchanging and eternal God. This story will come from a book known as the Bible, written by 40 different men over about 1,500 years. God inspired the writing of... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I think I made a little boo-boo with my new dishwasher. It does a great job of cleaning. That is not the issue; it’s the design. Now I admit I picked it out, but I was not really... Read more
According to an old firefighters’ saying, “when the stick goes up, the building comes down.” The stick refers to the aerial ladder, which is the big ladder on the top of a ladder truck. One method of fire attack is by elevated master stream, which involves an engine supplying... Read more
Review: Swift Creek Mill spring musical well worth it
I don’t know if “Bright Star” would play well in Peoria, but I have an idea that central Illinois residents would love it. The musical – which is based on the life of William Helms, a 5-day-old baby who was tossed from a train in a small valise in... Read more
I believe my child may be identified as gifted. Where will he go? Does my school offer programs for this? The short answer is yes. Chesterfield County schools have gifted programs on each campus to provide a challenge for gifted students. Each year beginning in second grade, a child... Read more
Do you know what is protecting you when you go to bed tonight? Whether you have an alarm system that includes smoke alarms or you have just smoke alarms, if maintained and regularly tested, they are protecting your family in the event of a fire. I think more fires... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the amazing world of the Dogpound. Did I tell you that I have a mastodon and a Sasquatch for a neighbor? Honest, and this is no April Fool’s joke either. As a side bar, how many of you got pranked on Monday or you... Read more
Sugar is not a treat
When I grew up candy was something I got on special occasions; holidays, a reward for good behavior, a treat from our once a week grocery store shopping, but never anything that I had access to on a daily basis. Today there are candy bars at the grocery and... Read more