The cost of consumer goods rose 4.2 percent during the month of April.  That is the biggest monthly jump in thirteen years.  The possibility of serious inflation is frightening.  I remember those ridiculously high interest rates in the late 1970s when people were paying as much as 18% for home mortgages.  If it happens again, […]

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 […]

Gas Lines

The Biden Administration makes no secret of its hostility towards the fossil fuel industry.  As part of its war against climate change, it has pursued number of aggressive moves against coal and oil producers.  For instance, immediately upon assuming office Biden shut down work on the Keystone XL pipeline.  Sometimes, the government’s green crusaders get […]

Unite or Die

Several decades ago the label WASP was in vogue, often used in a pejorative way. I am a WASP – a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.  My father and mother were WASPs, and their fathers and mothers before them. And what does the label anglo-saxon mean?  In general American usage, it refers to an English speaking person […]

Wisdom From Charles Schulz

A friend recently sent me this little gem written by Charles Schulz, creator of Peanuts. Following is some philosophy from Charles Schulz, creator of the ‘Peanuts’ comic strip. You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.   Read the following straight through, and you’ll get the point. 1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.2. Name […]

The Big Lie

The BIG Lie:   America is systemically racist. Response:  It is absolutely not true.  Yes, there are racists in America, just as there are racists in every nation.  Racists can be black, brown, or white.  It is what is in their hearts that distinguishes the bigots and the haters, not their skin color.  It is true […]

A Great Idea

My son Stuart recently informed me that he has enrolled as a police auxiliary in the town of Prescott, Arizona.  As a member of Citizens on Patrol, he won’t be carrying a firearm or be writing tickets, but he will be patrolling neighborhoods and parks, providing assistance at accident scenes, checking in on empty homes while folks […]

A Spanish Raid

Interesting bits of history are often discovered in unusual places.  In the early 1940s, I had occasion to visit Saint James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.  I believe my visit was in connection with an organized school tour of historic sites in the area.  Saint James Parish was established by the Church of […]

Maricopa County

Maricopa County:  This large county is located in the south-central part of the state of Arizona. It encompasses several major metropolitan centers, including the city of Phoenix. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its population was over 4.5 million in 2020, more than half Arizona’s total. and it is greater in land area than the state […]


Mike Lindell of My Pillow fame has spent a fortune on television pushing the claim that the 2020 election was rigged.  There have been several two to three hour programs on the conservative One America News channel in which Lindell presents some of his evidence.  These presentations are also available on podcasts. The first presentation […]