Category: Musings

Actions of some put all of us at risk

We are urged to stay at home and practice “social distancing” recommendations. That’s not easy in a society where social involvement is a way of life. But is our way of life a threat to life itself?

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Virus threat brings quiet weekend afternoon in Floyd

Instead of a crowd of tourists or locals visiting downtown Floyd in the Spring, we have a couple of motorcycles from North Carolina, a drive through ice cream buyers and a couple walking their two dogs — a change of pace brought on by the coronavirus threat that has killed three in Virginia and infected 219 as of Sunday.

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Weekends limited because of COVID-19

Choices for the weekend in and around Floyd County are limited by new rules and mandates from Virginia’s governor and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Virginia Department of Health.

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Late this morning? Blame it on DST

Wonder how many people missed church this morning, a brunch date or another scheduled event because they went to bed Saturday night without moving their clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings time (DST). DST has become so routine that its arrival wasn’t mentioned a lot by news organizations or discussed on social media. It

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