Before I start, my prayers go out to the people in Brussels. As we were returning from a popular vacation spot in this country, we saw images of the bombing attack of the airport in Brussels, Belgium, while sitting in an Arby’s. I am not a military strategist; I... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The warmer weather has got my green thumb a twitching and this weekend I planted some new roses in the front of my house. If you remember my faithful pack members, several years ago, I related to you... Read more
Wanderlust: a strong desire to travel. I have been filled with wanderlust for the last few weeks. The dawn of spring has heightened this feeling. I truly feel my soul rejuvenating as the sun gets warmer, the birds get louder, and the world begins to explode with an array... Read more
It is 6:27 a.m., and I have just returned from dropping off our guest evangelist at the Richmond International Airport, for his journey back to Texas. He came to us from a place called Spanish Fort, which is located along the Red River, on the Texas/Oklahoma border. You may... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. My Internet service is down so it is like panic city around here. Oh my! What do I do with my time now? How do I survive?? So I decided I would just have to sit down and... Read more
To the Editor: There once was a flea who lived in a jar. The jar had a lid on it. Every day the flea would jump and he would hit his poor little head on the lid. One day the lid was removed and as the story goes, the... Read more
It almost seems impossible to not write about the flu each year once flu season starts. This is especially true because of the sudden and drastic rise in cases in our area over the last few weeks. The state of Virginia is currently seeing widespread influenza-like illness (ILI) activity.... Read more
As I drive around our area, I notice two familiar scenes: 1) Fresh mulch on commercial property landscape beds. 2) Innocent crepe myrtle trees being hacked. It must be spring. A familiar scenario that many gardeners encounter now that the thermometer is increasing is impulse buying. We have all... Read more
I had just driven by Station 1 and saw the TSO parked on the ramp and Engine 1 sitting in quarters. As I sat in the line at the Rite Aid, I heard the TSO and Engine 1 head out on a call. They had to have gone north,... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Well, the good news is that I have completed my tax forms…well…my CPA did them…I have long since gave up trying to do what they call… “any sixth-grader can master.” Really? Not only are they done, I have... Read more