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 […]

Broken Promises

  I am acquainted with a man who served bravely in Vietnam.  We see each other often at a men’s forum that meets weekly in normal times.  He has written a number of books about Vietnam, and he frequently lectures on his experiences there.  He had several tours in that country over the course of […]

President Trump and the Virus

Some people hate the President.  Some people love him.  A number of liberal reporters and pundits are among the most virulent haters.  In their eyes, he can do nothing right.  In my opinion, he has done a good job in dealing with the coronavirus crisis.  He is fully involved in fighting the pandemic while continuing […]

Pantie Raids Redux

In these rather grim times I thought I would be good to repeat two or three of my lighter entries from the past.  This one, “Pantie Raids,” was posted on August 5, 2018.  Those of you new to this blog may not have read it. Sexuality and the human sexual drive is a very powerful […]

The Proud Tower

  More on the coronavirus pandemic. I am usually a very optimistic person, but this feeling of isolation gets on one’s nerves.  In the words of a wise philosopher, “This too will pass.”  Nevertheless, going through a time of trial is no fun. For some reason these current events caused a writing of Edgar Allen […]


What a sad state of affairs!  The coronavirus has played havoc with our lives, and no one knows how long this will continue.  With everything closing (church, senior center, restaurants, etc.), I feel as if I’m a prisoner in my own home.  Nevertheless, I thank God that I am healthy, and I pray that I […]


Sunrise off a beach near Cape Fear “The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. ” Psalm 19:1 “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. ” Marcus Aurelius