Category: Musings

Musings

Feeling powerless on this blustery day?

Power went off at 3:20 p.m. Sunday. Still off at 7:00 a.m. Monday and Appalachian Power ways they are still “assessing condition.” Assessing? Thousands of customers have no power. That’s the condition.

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Musings

Maybe we don’t need to phone home

The technician who installed the first cell phone in my Porsche in 1984 warned me that it would change my life. You will find yourself using it much more than your ever realized,” he said.

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Musings

Sic, Semper, Your Anus

The state seal of Virginia, designed by American sculptor Charles Keck, features a female figure personifying the Roman virtue of Virtus. It also features an exposed breast of the young lady.

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Yep, another winter storm warning

Kinda sunny and warmer on this President’s Day holiday, but let’s call this the lull before another winter storm warning for our area. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg has another winter storm warning for Southwestern Virginia, starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, that could dump four inches or more snow by Wednesday evening. “Next

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Musings

NWS only has ice for you

The winter weather advisory for much of the area that surrounds Floyd County and this part of Southwestern Virginia means temperatures right at freezing along with rain and freezing rain soaking the region. The National Weather Service office in Blacksburg says it should be at its height by noon and continue through about 3 p.m.

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Musings

Arthritis: Enemy of those who work

New York reporter and columnist Jimmy Breslin became an early mentor who said one of the first things that could ever happen to a old newspaperman was arthritis in the hands and fingers. The creeping advance of the rheumatoid arthritis often makes typing painful and difficult — severe limitations to one who tries to make

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Entertainment

Busy Valentines Day kicks off the weekend

Valentines Day 2019 arrives here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia with sun and clouds and an expected high temperature of 55 degrees. Consider it a valentine from Mother Nature. Valentine’s Day also brings more events on a Thursday than even on a weekend day in Floyd. For fans of Floyd County High

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Musings

Living & working as a witness to history

  More than half a century in and around American politics — hardly an epitaph as one heads into his last years of life. I’ve lived through assassination of one American president and attempts on two others, a resignation of yet another president in disgrace, impeachment of still another, primarily for dallying with an intern in

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