DCDL is here to help

DCDL is here to help

Assuming that nothing will happen between this writing and its publishing, the government shutdown has now been in effect for 28 days. Individuals are...

January 19th, 2019 |  


MLK’s last fight for freedom of assembly

“I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised...

January 18th, 2019 |  


After watching a home improvement show on television, I was left with the impression that carbohydrate foods were taboo. The realtor bad-mouthed carbs...

January 16th, 2019 |  



Love of trains

Love of trains

When I was growing up on the farm in the late 50s and 60s, we lived very close to the C&O railroad tracks.Our farm did not quite butt up to the tr...

January 16th, 2019 updated: January 16th, 2019. |  


Lunar eclipse is worth staying up for

Lunar eclipse is worth staying up for

I usually jump with excitement at the chance of announcing a total eclipse of the moon. This time, I have serious reservations, based partly on the da...

January 14th, 2019 |  


Life of Mrs. Hamilton

Life of Mrs. Hamilton

In Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray’s novel “My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton,” the authors explore the life and ...

January 12th, 2019 |  


Trump sees adversaries, competitors for what they are

Trump sees adversaries, competitors for what they are

We have a president who understands the difference between an enemy and a competitor, and through this knowledge the correct tools to use in dealing w...

January 11th, 2019 |  


A test of executive authority

A test of executive authority

“Just what our forefathers did envision, or would have envisioned had they foreseen modern conditions, must be divined from materials almost as ...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Two floods and a wedding

Two floods and a wedding

Do you ever get an urge to jump in your car and go someplace on a moment’s notice? Well, that happened last year when our daughter and son-in-la...

January 10th, 2019 |  


Building trails on your property

Building trails on your property

Have you ever hiked the Appalachian Trail or one like it? One of the great pleasures is to enjoy a walk in the woods and fields without having to stum...

January 10th, 2019 |