Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. I was reading the Sunday paper, and I came across an interesting headline that tweaked my interest. The title read: “My daughter told me to stop being a hermit crab.” In short, the story was about a 40-something... Read more
Though life may be going great right this moment, are your affairs in order? If you have family willing to walk with you through anything, then you might be OK when something catastrophic occurs. I have said this before and I am saying it again: Everyone needs an advocate!... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Based on the weather of late, it appears we are going to pretty much skip over spring and go right into summer. Along with summer comes yard work, and that means bringing out the hoses and sprinklers. Every... Read more
Though we are a little over a week away from Memorial Day, more and more people are headed to the water, compliments of this warm weather. Fishing from the shore, fishing from a boat, boating and walking along the beach are just a few of the activities taking place.... Read more
Hello and welcome back the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Just recently I have been thinking about accidents, and I will tell you why, but first let’s review my history of car accidents. I have been in a few accidents, but thank the good Lord, I have never been... Read more
Winter has finally given way to spring. As happy as I am that temperatures have risen, there are many things that we must keep in mind with this change. Outdoor activities are increasing, which means our awareness must go up for what could injure us. I will touch on... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. Spring must be in the air; first there was one, then two and now three; Yes, my turtles have returned to the pond. Then there was the “winter legs” alert that went out to my neighbors. Yes, my... Read more
I was reading the battalion comments in the Chesterfield Fire & EMS Daily Business Plan. The chief officer was writing about some of the recent fires that presented challenges to fire crews. In the fires discussed, units arrived to houses that had heavy fire involvement upon arrival. Let’s address... Read more
Hello and welcome back to the wonderful world of the Dogpound. The other week I wrote about bringing back old TV shows and someone mentioned that it would be nice to bring back the American Bandstand. For the older generation, I think that is a great idea. How many... Read more
With a heavy heart
Last week, the news of a retired Chesterfield firefighter who was killed in Mesa, Ariz., reached us. The Mesa Police Department is not sharing many of the details of Charlton Hogwood’s death, but said it has been ruled a homicide. At this point, no arrests have been made, and... Read more