In last week’s column, I explored the lingering legacy of the Civil War in terms of flags, statues and hurt feelings.   In our local and national discourse, we sometimes lose perspective on any topic that engages our emotions. There is a danger of losing track of timeliness in our... Read more
After my retirement from the fire service, I let my paramedic certification expire. I guess that many believe “once a paramedic, nurse or doctor, always one.” Many of my immediate, extended and church family still come to me when an injury or illness occurs. Last week was no exception,... Read more

Max

DogpoundUncategorized July 15, 2015

Welcome to the Dogpound where we have a sad announcement to make. With a heavy heart I had to make the tough decision to put Max asleep. He was no longer mobile without my assistance, he barely ate which caused him to continue to lose weight, and his bed... Read more
Nowadays, honeymoons do not always start at the foot of the church steps with rice raining on the happy couple as they hop into the in-law’s convertible and drive away to Niagara Falls. In fact many couples are not married in a church at all. My favorite trend is... Read more
Whether it is a summer visit to the ocean or the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, jellyfish stings are relatively common problems for swimmers, waders, and divers in all types of seawaters.  The long tentacles trailing from the jellyfish body can inject victims with venom from thousands of microscopic... Read more
Remember last fall, when you aerated, seeded and fertilized? Remember spring, when you put down crabgrass preventer and maybe sprayed herbicide? Lawn care does not stop just because it is summer. Here are a few, free cool season grass tips for the not so cool summer. I thought “free”... Read more
Suddenly, one hundred and fifty years after Appomattox, the Civil War has become a hot topic yet again. Dylann Roof gets the blame for starting this. In the wake of his massacre of nine African-Americans in a Charleston church, we learned of his Confederate battle flag obsession. In a... Read more
With more hot and humid days ahead of us, I thought that I would write an article on dealing with the heat. Working or playing in extreme heat requires preparation. The first means of preparation is to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. Hydrating is a lot like pain management, once... Read more
To the Editor: Hurrah to Dorothy Jaeckle and Chesterfield Planning Commission for their beautiful James River Industrial Park. I am so happy that they are interested in beautifying the Enon area. I have the privilege of driving Lawing Drive as my route to work several days a week, and... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the concerned world of the Dogpound. Max had another bad spell, and I had to take him in to the vet for a full exam.  The good news is that he has no cancer or tumors, just a very bad case of arthritis in... Read more