It can be difficult sometimes to find and write good history pieces, even here in one of the historic places on this continent. The problem being getting it right. It can be tough to do the research and find the words that factually describe the event.READ MORE
In this space last May, we mentioned 26 potential candidates for the Republican nominee, one of whom will in all likelihood face Barack Obama in the Presidential election this fall. Of those named, all 26 are still alive and perhaps interested in the nomination, which may not be determined before the party’s Tampa convention in August.READ MORE
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Charcot disease is a degenerative and progressive disease of the nerve and muscle systems. It was first described by Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology in 1869.READ MORE
Just as spring fever was at its peak this growing season, when I mentioned to our son, who likes to grow hot peppers on the deck of his DC home, that I have purchased one called Ghost Pepper, basically because I liked the looks of the plant, his immediate response was that in case I didn’t know, it is the hottest pepper on earth.READ MORE
There is often a common theme in my articles and that is that age is just a number. I was thinking about the article for this month and, once again, how I was going to convey this message. I was thinking about what the indicators were that triggered someone to think someone is “old.”READ MORE
As I sit here writing this, the morning air has that wonderfully crisp bite floating through it; my morning coffee comforts me a bit more than usual, and the children had to wear jackets while out waiting for the school bus. I do believe that autumn is on its way.READ MORE
My high school English teachers would certainly be amazed by my positive (I think?) contributions to this newspaper over the last three years. It has been a great deal of fun, and I must admit I have at times enjoyed those 15 seconds of fame.READ MORE
A very impressive teacher once told me, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” This has stuck with me for more than 30 years. From that day forward, I’ve made planning an important part of everything I do. I take it so seriously I plan to be spontaneous.READ MORE
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My friend, Mark Fausz, states in his column September 10, 2014, “Yes, I am better off than I was six years ago,” I would like to list some people who I do not believe would feel this way
Crime done to a victim is heinous, and a costly ordeal. In many cases, the victim does not receive emotional, legal or moral support from the police force in Chesterfield County.
The following is a word of thanks for the article Melissa Wilfong so beautifully wrote.
I was unimpressed by Rick Gray’s opinion piece, “Dumbing down conservatism.” He obviously fancies himself a deep thinker. Intentionally or not, he fails to connect the dots. It is much simpler than his convoluted attempt to smear President Reagan.