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 […]

The Raid

The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago was a profound shock.  I can think of no precedent in the history of the American republic.  Unless the raid exposes some truly damning and illegal activities on the part of the former President, it will do great damage to the FBI, the DOJ and the […]

American Gestapo

(I prepare most of my posts a week or so before publication, and I wrote the following article before the August 8 raid on Mar-a-Lago.  That event served to heighten my concerns,) The Gestapo was the political police of Nazi Germany. It ruthlessly eliminated opposition to the Nazis within Germany and its occupied territories.  When […]

Broken Families – Part Two

When I did my post on broken families I ventured into a sensitive area.  My post was primarily concerned with children to parent and sibling to sibling relationships – not so much with husbands and wives.  Some readers took it otherwise. When Jesus was asked about marriage and divorce he essentially answered that marriage is […]

Damning Trump

Dick Cheney, former Vice President, recently released a video attacking Donald Trump.  It was a vicious assault.  Cheney said that “In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual that was a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump.”  Cheney also called Trump a coward and a liar for knowing that he […]

Trump vs Swamp – Round Two

During his term in office,  Trump was in a continuous battle with what is referred to as the “Swamp.”  And what is the Swamp other than the entrenched bureaucracy?   Most members of the bureaucracy are regular civil servants doing a myriad of necessary jobs among the scores of Federal Departments.  Others are long-serving specialists that […]

Broken Families

Everyone needs to love and be loved. It always saddens me to observe broken family relationships.  Situations in which a child will not talk to a parent, a parent to a child, or a sibling to a sibling are distressing to me. I remember a lonely lady in our church who was ignored by her […]

Miracle of Life

I have written all this before, but I believe it to be a truth that should be pounded into the brain of every man and woman — and especially into the minds of young students. You are a miracle!  Life itself is a miracle! Not all the king’s horses and all the king’s men.  Not […]

The Mayor Changes Her Mind

Recent news reports indicate that Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. is mobilizing the National Guard to deal with the influx of undocumented emigrees from the south.  Four thousand or more of these people have recently arrived in her city, many of them being bused in from Texas.  The Texas governor wishes to share the […]

Stop the World, I Want to get Off

Last week my son Stuart sent me two headlines from some unknown source. One read: “”Male nudist attacks another nudist for exposing himself to a woman.” The other headline: “Female porn star complains of sexual harassment.” Stuart observed that a alien visitor from another planet would probably shake his head and leave earth promptly.. As […]