Celebrating Mothers

Throughout history the physical strength of men is well-documented. There’s the story of Atlas and his strong shoulders. Hercules and his Twelve Labours. But more impressive than the feats of physical vigor a...

Top 40 on 40

Winter went away like a psycho ex, didn’t it? (Don’t act like you’ve never been a psycho ex.)  This winter also kind of reminds me of turning 40 — I went into it hoping for the best, but it turned out ...

Public Policy

He Said A couple of people asked me to run for Danville City Council. And someone asked me to run for the Danville School Board.I guess my question to you would be, “Why haven’t you ever suggested that I...

Offside, Winter!

OK, show of hands —who loved the snow last month? ME! I was glad to finally see a snow that actually turned everything white. I didn’t even mind the six (I didn’t have any articles laying by the door b...

The Road to Equality

He Said Normally, I am not a sexist person. I believe in equality for both genders. I think you would agree with that. After all, I think you do a great job cutting the grass and raking leaves. I know you en...

JR Rider. Who?

In an interview with famed author Stephen King, he was once asked, “How do you write?” King’s reply was, “One word at a time.” At face value, King’s answer may seem a bit snarky. But take a minut...

Treat Your Customer Like a King

The way you manage your business will often determine how you are treated in return. As time moves on, advertising methods appear stale or routinely common in the eyes of your prospects. A king notably respects...

Bruno

This little puppy was about five weeks old when he was abandoned at a dumpster. He is a pit/Lab mix. The little puppy featured in this month’s edition of Showcase was found curled up on a blanket at a dump...

Oh, February!

It’s February again. Host to my least favorite holiday ever — Valentine’s Day. I say it every year, so I’ll spare you the details of how I think a day to celebrate love is silly. But since the th...

There’s a Month For That

The month of February is best known for Valentine’s Day and the celebration of African-American History. But while I was doing a little research, I discovered a lengthy list of things recognized in February. ...

The Follow-Through

Well, 2014 is here. A new year presents a clean slate for us to change, or build on things, from the previous year. Each year I make a few resolutions that I’m confident I’ll keep and usually by March, I’...

Annabelle

This wonderful four-month-old girl is beautiful and very sweet. She was picked up as a stray in Pittsylvania County. The time between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve is always a time of reflection for me....