If You Don’t Like The Weather….

…then wait a minute. Our winter/early spring continues to baffle people. The meteorologists love it but us normal folk can’t wait for the cold, snow, snain and sleet to be over and gone, banished to wherever winter goes when spring arrives. Here in the Piedmont of Virginia spring is about to explode throughout the hills and valleys. Trees have started […]

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Malaysia Flight 370 has exposed the media

The media uproar over the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 has exposed the majority of the media as a bunch of headline-seeking, low knowledge reporters who have made fools of themselves. We’ve had wall-to-wall coverage to the exclusion of almost everything else sice the 777 disappeared with its 239 passengers and crew. CNN has been the biggest offender with non-stop […]

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The Return of Richard III

Five hundred and twenty-nine years after his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field on August 22, 1485 Richard III still inspires strong feelings about his life and career. He was characterized by William Shakespeare in his play Richard III as a misogynous hunch-back who had his two nephews killed in the Tower of London. Now, with the discovery of his grave […]

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Enter the Iceman

Today will be the coldest day that I’ve ever experienced in the Old Dominion. With lows in the single digits and wind chills below zero, Virginians are experiencing the type of weather that Upper Midwesterners have all winter, every winter. We lived in Southeastern Wisconsin for 20 years. The first year that we were there (my wife is a native.) […]

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