As my family gears up for our annual pilgrimage to the beach, I am frightened to see these stories about the shark attacks occurring off of the Carolina coast. The two that occurred on Sunday are only 30 miles south of our little slice of heaven, Kure Beach. I... Read more
Normally I try to write proactive articles about things that may have happened in the past, but had not happened prior to the writing of my article, hoping to prevent something from occurring. This article is completely reactive to something that happened to my wife and I. My wife... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  We are still working with Max; he has his good days and he has his bad days.  Of late he has been a bit more irritating. He does not want to take his medicine.  I know they tell... Read more
“We have a deep interest in education, like religion and money. Education is what will take us into the future,” says Ken Robinson: author of Creative Schools. “We all agree on what extraordinary capacity that children have. All kids have a tremendous capacity for creativity,” he said on the... Read more
Springtime means yard work and other outdoor activities.  It also means exposure to plants and plant chemicals that can cause allergic reactions, such as respiratory allergies and contact dermatitis. Allergy to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is estimated to occur in close to 70 percent of all... Read more
This is not a subject that I write about often, but it is still a hazard that must be respected. We do not deal with this very often, so that is all the more reason to talk about it. Flash flooding comes from a number of different reasons. Heavy... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Max is  making a slow recovery from his Max Attack that happened a few weeks ago. He has his decent days (for a dog that is over 14 years old), and he has his bad days when he... Read more
A little heat, a little steam and a little rain is to be expected, but, on the other hand, the weather should not matter that much. You know they make hats with fans in them, a cold one helps and praying for a cool breeze cannot hurt. This is... Read more
We have seen two mass transit incidents lately that had totally different outcomes. The Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia injured and tragically killed many. The other incident involved a commercial bus near DC that caught on fire. Whether you are utilizing mass transit or become entangled in the aftermath of... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound.  I got an offer in the mail the other day for another credit card.  Now, I already have four cards and this offering happened to be from a company I already have a card with.  However, this new... Read more