Introduction and Index

Wreck of the Sea Venture 1609 Samuel Jordan was evidently the first Jordan to settle in English America. Some reports say that Samuel was born in Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, England, and his birth year is given as 1575 or 1578.  Samuel is believed to have been on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda […]

Happy Time Continues

A week or so after my return from Korea, my wife and I consigned the care of our infant son to my parents and headed for Niagara Falls for what we called our second honeymoon.  We had been planning it for a long time. The first honeymoon, though wonderful in its way, was somewhat skimpy, […]

Reform or Repression?

In recent days there has been much furor over the new Georgia election laws.  The Democrats cry voter suppression, and there are calls for a boycott against the state of Georgia, its people, and the companies headquartered there. The usual liberal coalition is arrayed against Georgia.   Answering the call, major league baseball has decided to […]

A Happy Time

It is so very good if you have had periods in your life that you can recall as times of great happiness.  A time never to be forgotten. One such time in my life was when I returned from Korea in 1954.  I left Pusan, Korea, by ship on August 30, 1954, my birthday.  What […]

The Assault Continues

The war on traditional cultural norms never ceases.  In previous posts I wrote about “LGBT Issues” (Nov 6, 2018) and “The Real War’ (Oct 29, 2019).  Recently, the Democrat controlled House of Representatives put the so-called Equality Act high on its list of priorities, and its effect could be devastating to Christians in America.  In […]

Pressure to Convict

I would hate to be a juror in the Chauvin trial. Some members of the mob outside the courtroom are threatening fire and destruction if the jury fails to convict Chauvin.  I do not think Chauvin intended to kill Floyd, and the victim probably died from a drug overdose    I saw a detailed composite […]

Fake News Redux

How does one unlie? In December 2020 President Trump made a call to Georgia state election officials urging them to scrutinize votes in Fulton County.  Trump expressed legitimate concerns about election honesty and expressed his opinion that a thorough review would prove that he had been cheated out of a win.  The Georgia Secretary of […]

The Modoc

The Modoc In 1940, I and my primary school classmates were privileged to get a tour of the Modoc, a United States Coast Guard Cutter that was moored in front of the customshouse in downtown Wilmington, N.C.  Wilmington was her home port.  It was a trim little ship, and I enjoyed the experience very much.  […]

Woke Gone Wild

Woke is a term that is derived from the African-American vernacular and refers to one’s awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice.  With the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, the term has come into more general usage in the United States and Britain. To illustrate the power and radicalism behind […]

America

O beautiful for spacious skies,For amber waves of grain,For purple mountain majestiesAbove the fruited plain!America! America!God shed His grace on theeAnd crown thy good with brotherhoodFrom sea to shining sea! Every day we should thank God for our homeland.  Our nation is not without flaws, but it is a good land.  Employing Biblical imagery, it […]