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 […]

Trouble in Memphis

On January 7 in Memphis, Tennessee, a number of police officers were videotaped beating a young black man to death.  It was a horrible scene, and it reminded many of us of the Rodney King and George Floyd incidents.  Though not privy to all the details, I can think of no valid excuse for police […]

Hurricanes and Typhoons

An intense tropical cyclone has different labels depending upon where it occurs. In the Atlantic and in the northeast and north-central Pacific it it is called a hurricane. In the northwest Pacific it is called a typhoon. Elsewhere it is usually referred to as a tropical cyclone. Other than the name, there are no differences. […]

How?

Years ago, when reading the Bible, I had difficulty in understanding how the Israelites so quickly turned away from God after he had miraculously rescued them from slavery in Egypt. How could they so soon forget? Some of them went so far as to say that slavery in Egypt, where they had food and shelter, […]

Faith, Hope and Love

Faith, hope and love. Those words ring as true today as when the Apostle Paul  penned them almost two thousand years ago. Faith helps us survive somehow in this often cruel and bitter world.  Faith encourages us to never give up, knowing that the Lord is always with us. Hope springs from our conviction that […]

Worship and Joy

Yesterday I had the opportunity to bathe myself in Christian fellowship.  In the morning I attended a beautiful music program at my own church, Bishop Cummins Reformed Episcopal Church in Catonsville, Maryland.  It was a mixture of traditional  Christmas choral music, a magnificent organ and trumpet presentation, and a symphony of carols on handbells.  It […]

Golden Bells

Saunders Jordan 1895 My dear father went to be with the Lord in 1958.  He was 84 years old and the son of a Civil War veteran.  He went to medical school, graduating in 1899.  He served in World War I, endured the depression and World War II, and lived to see man’s first rocket […]

Cruising the Sounds

Above is a relatively recent photograph of the crowded yacht basin at Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  How things have changed since my youth.  Eighty-plus years ago my friends and I would often go crabbing off a small pier that then stood in the left foreground.  Later, when I was in my teens, I puttered around […]

Mea Culpa

Mea culpa.  I must admit my guilt in sometimes letting my strong dislike of today’s Democrat Party overcome my objectivity.  The Democrat progressives oppose everything I believe, and they seem bent on destroying the nation I love. Recently I posted an article entitled “infamy” in which I made claims about possible fraud in Arizona’s recent […]

Gunga Din

Rudyard Kipling was known as the poet of the British Empire,  He extolled its virtues when the empire was at its very height.  If you looked at a world globe in his days it seemed that almost half was painted in British colors; and the saying was, “The sun never sets on the British Empire.” […]