Search the Muse

Latest View all

Twenty years after his first Brickyard 400, Gordon still winning

Twenty years after his first Brickyard 400, Gordon still winning

Amy and I crammed into the packed Indianapolis Motor Speedway 20 years ago to watch 23-year old Jeff Gordon win the inaugural Brickyard 400 race.…

Back to school in less than three weeks

Back to school in less than three weeks

Floyd County public schools open in a little under three weeks. August 12 is the first day of classes.  Fall sports practice begins a week…

FloydFest 13: Smoother, quieter and smaller

FloydFest 13: Smoother, quieter and smaller

FloydFest wraps up five days Sunday with a relatively-smooth event event that features improved parking conditions, better transport services, more control and less chaos —…

Music on the streets and fiddler Clyde Williams too

Music on the streets and fiddler Clyde Williams too

Good to see longtime and popular fiddler Clyde Williams playing on the streets of Floyd…

FloydFest 13: The beat goes on

FloydFest 13: The beat goes on

More of a crowd arrived at the FloydFest 13 site on Friday but still short…

Rain Thursday didn’t dampen spirits at FloydFest 13

Rain Thursday didn’t dampen spirits at FloydFest 13

Yes, FloydFest features musical acts — lots of them — but people attending the summer…

FloydFest 13 is underway

FloydFest 13 is underway

FloydFest 13 opened Wednesday with hot, muggy weather and the early arrivals straggling in as…

Lots of opposition to proposed gas pipeline

Lots of opposition to proposed gas pipeline

An overflow crowd crammed into the meeting room of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors…

Sarah Palin and the sad, inane fanatics who follow her

Sarah Palin and the sad, inane fanatics who follow her

The rabid following of failed Alaska governor and one-time vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is…

FloydFest 13 kicks off at noon Wednesday

FloydFest 13 kicks off at noon Wednesday

The annual extravaganza called FloydFest kicks off at noon Wednesday for a five-day run just…

Sports View all

Amanda Hollandsworth: Golfer of the Year

Amanda Hollandsworth: Golfer of the Year

Congratulations to Floyd County High School graduating senior Amanda Hollandsworth for her selection as golfer of the year in The Roanoke Times All-Timesland sections for the year. She follows in…

A time for uniform standards?

A time for uniform standards?

  A long email from a parent of a student track athlete complained recently that some schools are letting their female team members “show too much skin” with skimpy, tight…



Motorcycle Musings View all

Nice day, nice ride…even with the damn cows

Nice day, nice ride…even with the damn cows

The thermometer sat at 51 degrees Sunday morning when I fired up my Switchback for a…

Photography View all

Street music on a Friday night

Street music on a Friday night

A beautiful summer Friday night and music for free on the streets of Floyd.  It doesn’t…

Politics View all

Little old-fasioned Karma coming down?

Little old-fasioned Karma coming down?

My Page One story in today’s Floyd Press tells of a a consistent overcharging of customers…

News View all

Lots of opposition to proposed gas pipeline

Lots of opposition to proposed gas pipeline

An overflow crowd crammed into the meeting room of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors Tuesday…