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Thursday, January 29, 2015


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Friends don't let friends borrow from pawn shops and car title loan companies

It's not unusual for people to find themselves in an emergency financial squeeze and realize that they have few good choices.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Busy first week in General Assembly
Posted: January 28, 2015

This past week marked the first full week of the 2015 General Assembly session, with bills being debated in committees and on the floor of the Senate. 

Tuesday 01/27/2015
READER'S VIEWS: House Bill 1285 receives preliminary approval
Posted: January 27, 2015

The first full week of the 2015 General Assembly session is complete, the work of committees is underway, and we are seeing some measures reach the floor of the House of Delegates.  I am pleased to report that my House Bill 1285 received unanimous preliminary approval from the House on Friday.

If you’ve found the path, lead the young
Posted: January 27, 2015

Most people don’t anticipate turning grey with wonder and excitement. Four silvery hairs have steadily crept into prominence this last year in my otherwise auburn hair. I am treating them as an overdue rite of passage entitled, “Greying into Grace,” perhaps? 

Monday 01/26/2015
Food for Thought: New year taking shape like bread loaf
Posted: January 26, 2015

I had two thought-provoking exchanges after my column on food ran last week.

Saturday 01/24/2015
Why We Need a Better Sense of Humor
Posted: January 24, 2015

Boy, does the world need a better sense of humor right about now.

Who knew? Massive amounts of pizza could be bad
Posted: January 24, 2015

Here is shocking news for anyone unfamiliar with both kids and restaurants named Chuck E. Cheese, Pizza Hutt, Pizza Inn, Little Caesars, CiCi’s or Papa John’s: Kids eat a massive amount of pizza.

Friday 01/23/2015
FRESH & LOCAL: Spring is (almost) here
Posted: January 23, 2015

There is good news about spring: it is almost here, and today is an important date in the spring planting calendar.

Thursday 01/22/2015
The “H” in hospice stands for hope
Posted: January 22, 2015

Many people in central and northern Virginia have told me that they don’t consider hospice earlier because they don’t want to deprive their loved ones of hope. This feeling is understandable – but only if one believes that hope is exclusively dependent upon physical realities.

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