To the Editor: At 85 years old I have been a loyal supporter of the Republican Party for many years. As of now, I feel my party has joined the Democrats in supporting anti-small business (maybe not knowingly). They have backed legislation with all kinds of rules and regulations... Read more
Many of the symptoms of relatively simple and benign medical conditions can mimic those of more serious illnesses. For example, individuals suffering from a panic attack or gastroesophageal reflux disease may think they are having a heart attack. This makes it difficult for us to decide whether to rush... Read more
Everyone needs a companion, even your tomatoes. No, I am not suggesting spending quality time with your plants. Companion Planting is combining two or more plants in the same area so one or all benefit from the other. These benefits include: shade, ground cover to reduce erosion, improving the... Read more
I am sitting here watching Wheel Of Fortune, if you wonder how I came up with this title. The subject of this article has nothing to do with a TV show, but everything to do with what you are doing to position yourself for that job that you are... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. When Spring comes around there is one event I look forward to and that is mushroom hunting. Now the truth be told, I am a lousy hunter of mushrooms. I love to eat them, but finding them is... Read more
To the Editor: With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just around the corner, this is a great time to explore more effective ways of slowing climate change and conserving Earth’s natural resources for future generations. A 2010 UN report charged animal agriculture with 19 percent of man-made... Read more
This past weekend was beautiful; the azaleas are in full bloom (those that weren’t maimed by the frost), the buttercups are sprouting up everywhere, and pollen is gently falling like late yellow snow. It’s both wonderful and awful at the same time (my eyes have never been so itchy).... Read more
I have just finished reading the news reports of a fire that occurred in Roanoke County, back in mid-March. The fire occurred in the middle of the night. Four adults and four children occupied the home. Two of the adults and two of the children were visiting from out... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. If my calendar and timing is correct we have successfully negotiated through another Tax Day. Interesting fact about taxes and scary at the same time, is the amount of fraud that is being committed with tax... Read more
Tremors are a very common physical finding. They mainly affect the hands, but can also be seen in the head, arms, legs, and the voice. Most people will notice their hands tremble a little from time to time and this is normal. The problem comes when tremors are persistent... Read more