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
I was attributed a statement by some firefighters that had worked with me regularly; “I thought that I had seen it all.” I guess that I must have said that more frequently than I realized. I also used to say, “Stay on this job long enough and you are prone to see anything.”READ MORE
At last, spring, it seems like it’s here to stay. While the daffodils in the yard across the street from us have been blooming for some time, ours took a little longer, but every bit worth the wait; the maple trees are now gradually breaking dormancy, clusters of iris leaves showing up in all kindsREAD 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
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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It would be difficult for anyone to not see the chaos that embodies our lives daily. Whether it is in our personal lives or in the lives of those who we are associated with daily, we cannot avoid the obvious problems that reflect a cancer in our local, state, and national stages.
Spring has arrived, and our developers are busy knocking down trees and scraping the land on every available piece of property. In the near future new houses, subdivisions and many, many, many apartments will be completed.
It has been said that those in public office should avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest. I propose the following as how the actions of Chesterfield County School Board Member Carrie Emerson Coyner appear to those who do not know her.
With regard to Chesterfield School Board Member Carrie Coyner, I offer the following observations and comments in response to her public rationalizations.