The Case of “Win AND Lose”

The trial resumes today in the case of a Henry County couple. The wife is suing her husband of 58 years for going left instead of right in an effort to avoid a collision. The wreck left the person in the other vehicle ...

A Most Bizarre Response

Last week the Police Chief and the Commonwealth’s Attorney held a press conference, apparently feeling the need to be proactive about Martinsville being named the community with the highest rate of drug overdoses in the state. There hasn’t been one story that ...

You’ve Been Hacked!

While on Facebook yesterday, a Facebook friend sent me an invitation to attend a Cyber Security Seminar in April. It’s a couple of hours long and is being given by the New College Institute.

Over ten years ago I was sitting at ...

Reasons and Regrets

“And No One Heard at All, Not Even the Chair” … Neil Diamond

“I am, I said” or so said Neil Diamond in the song by the same name. Travis Andrews writing for the Washington Post tells us that song was playing ...

Before Earhart

Growing up I believed there was one famous female aviator, Amelia Earhart. My history books in school included no mention of anyone else.

The Wright Brothers invented flight in 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. My father was born in 1914 and ...

The Fastest Car Wins

The Indy Star published an article last year that offered five theories as to why attendance at NASCAR races is on the decline across the country. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway can seat 250,000 people and they used to fill them all. At ...

A Blessing or a Curse?

Friday last week, just after Donald Trump became President Trump, it started to rain. The rain began to fall just as Trump began his inauguration speech. It didn’t last long, but it was enough that it wasn’t lost on anyone there or ...

Sweet Songs and Movie Stars

I was standing next to the director on the set. We were waiting for Lucille Smith to arrive. I had no idea who Ms. Smith was, I just knew she was late. The director had no clue who I was and didn’t ...

Hot Dogs and Rate Cards

For sure twenty years ago the rate for a 30-second radio spot was $5.50. I know because I’m looking at the rate card. I’m not sure how long before that it was in effect, but even if it was twenty years, that’s ...