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 was on the ship Sea Venture that shipwrecked off Bermuda in July 1609. The […]

Sadness

A few days from now the 2020 general election will have been decided.  I pray for a good outcome, but I have no idea how it will all turn out. The one thing I do know is that I am experiencing a great sadness.  I am sad for my great country.  I am distressed by […]

Rotten to the Core

I hate to say disparaging or judgmental things about another person, but I cannot remain silent at this critical moment.  Much that I write here I have written before, but I must repeat these facts over and over again in the hope that it might influence a few misinformed persons to see the truth.  Every […]

Journalistic Ethics

Journalists are supposedly guided by the following code of ethics: Honesty: journalists must be truthful.  It is unacceptable to report information known to be false or report facts in a misleading way to give a wrong impression.  Independence and objectivity: journalists should avoid topics in which they have a financial or personal interest.  Such interest […]

The Gold Curtain

In the time of the Cold War we referred to The Iron Curtain, the barrier between the Communist east and the democratic states of the west. Today, in the United States, we have what I refer to as The Gold Curtain, a barrier blocking the accurate dissemination of news to the citizens of this nation.  […]

The Tipping Point

There are many clear dividing lines between the Republican and Democrat Parties.  My son Stuart recently discovered one of these dividing lines, and it motivated him to finally and firmly commit his vote to Trump and the Republican Party in this election. He still finds Trump’s personality and demeanor obnoxious and un-presidential, and he totally […]

Death of a Party

It is a sad thing to see a once proud and powerful organization collapse and die before your eyes.  That is what has happened to the Democrat Party. Some years ago I was proud to call myself a Democrat. Many people continue to carry the Democrat Party label, but I doubt they realize how far […]

Who Is He?

This is a continuation of the themes expressed in “The Great Enigma”, my most recent post. Who is Donald J. Trump? I do not look at our President through worshipful eyes.  I have experienced 91 winters on this old earth, and I am not easily deceived by appearances.  I have seen a few great men, […]

The Great Enigma

Who is Donald Trump?  Is he a good man, or is he an evil manipulator?  Is he destroying America, or is he building it up?  Who is that person working behind the curtain – a beneficent wizard or the devil incarnate? That is the great enigma.  Never has public opinion been so divided on a […]

Missing in Action – the FBI

On December 9, 2919, a shop-owner in Wilmington, Delaware, turned over a computer hard drive to agents of the FBI.  The computer had been left for repairs in early April, but it had never been picked up despite repeated calls to its owner, Hunter Biden.  The shop owner then examined some of the drive’s content […]