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 […]

Reagan and the Queen

  Some people regard Ronald Reagan as one of our great Presidents.  Others are not so keen on him.  Regardless, most agree that he had a winsome personality and a wonderful sense of humor. James Baker, one-time secretary of state, told the following story about his old boss: Sometime in the 1980s President Reagan visited […]

Still Driving

  As most of you know, I am ninety years old.  People sometimes ask me, “You still driving?”  I’m happy to respond in the affirmative.  In fact, I recently renewed my driver’s license, and it’s good through August 2027.  Those people at the MVA are real optimists – hope they are right. That reminds me […]

Love and Marriage

  As a professing Christian, I look to Holy Scriptures for guidance on marriage as well as on other social issues.  Ninety years of observation also impacts my views. Nevertheless, my personal experiences are very limited, and I’m certain that some readers will consider my comments somewhat quaint and superficial. Marriage is not treated consistently […]

Trump and the Evangelicals

  About a week before Christmas the editor of Christianity Today, a magazine founded by the late, beloved Billy Graham, wrote a scathing editorial about President Donald Trump and insisted that he should be removed from office.  Some liberal commentators appeared delighted by this evident dissension in the ranks of Evangelical Christians.  Is Trump finally […]


  During the holidays I visited a new store that was advertising exotic gifts for upscale shoppers.  I have never thought of myself as upscale, but I decided to drop in and see what my more affluent neighbors might be interested in. A number of fascinating items were on display.  There was a gorgeous cape […]

Happy New Year!

“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, […]