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 […]

The Real Skinny

During the 1950s I first heard the term “the real skinny.”  This appellation was used to describe what were believed to be the “true facts” about any subject under discussion.   During the past month or more I have read everything I could about our current political situation.  I have read liberal/progressive commentators, and I […]

More on Democracy

During a recent roundtable a participant seemed to suggest that it was somehow wrong that far more than half of our American senators represent considerably less than half of the American electorate.  A senator from Wyoming represents approximately 600 thousand people, whereas a senator from California represents almost 40 million.  Twenty senators represent more constituents […]

In the Ministry

  Two ministers were having dinner at a farmer’s home during a certain church conference.  The farmer’s wife cooked three chickens, saying to her husband that their children could dine on the remains after the visitors were gone.  But the ministers wolfed the chickens bare.  After dinner, the farmer showed his guests around the farm, […]

Hypocrisy

Definition of a hypocrite: A person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion; or,  a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. Professing Christians are often accused of being hypocrites, but is that accusation justified? Yes, some individuals who identify themselves as Christian are hypocrites and […]

Romney’s Conscience

I was surprised that Senator Romney voted Donald Trump guilty of abuse of power, one of the two articles of impeachment brought against the President by the House of Representatives.  Romney was the only Republican senator voting to convict the President on either article.  Otherwise it was strictly a party line vote. I believe Romney […]

Impeachment, A Postmortem

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump will end Wednesday night, February 5, 2020, with the President’s acquittal.  It was a forgone conclusion.  Any Democrat Party leader with even a smidgen of intelligence knew that a Republican Senate was not going to produce the 67 votes required to convict the President and throw him out of […]