My Traitorous Ancestors

Young Traitors (As I posted this article, I suddenly realized that I had posted a very similar article two years ago. Please forgive me for being repetitious. It tends to go with age.) My grandfather Jordan and his five brothers all served in the Confederate army.  It disturbs me that today many people try to […]

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 […]

Hard Choices

I recently reread Robert Louis Stevenson’s  novel Kidnapped and its sequel Catriona.  Stevenson himself is said to have believed that Catriona was his best story. The part that I found most interesting was David Balfour’s struggle to do the right and honorable thing with reference to the murder charge against James Stuart, a man whom […]

A Fairy Tale

I had a friend many years ago who thoroughly disliked the movie Sound of Music.  To him it was too sweet, too idyllic, too unbelievable.  On the other hand, he liked a gritty motion picture about gangsters and detectives.  I told him that the crime movie was just as unbelievable as the musical, and he […]

Repub of a Brilliant Article

The following article was posted on this blog in July 2022 by my son Harold Jordan.  I consider it a brilliant article , perspicacious and thought provoking, so I decided to repost.  I urge you to read or reread.  Comments are appreciated. And I ask each of my sons and grandsons to submit more articles. […]

Our First Child

Sixty-nine years ago, on November 25, 1953,  my wife gave birth to our first child, Edwin Sandy Jordan, Jr.  I was almost ten thousand miles away at that moment, serving with the United States Army in Korea.  I did not see my son for another ten months. This is a photograph of Ann with Sandy […]

The Biggest Lie

Following the 2020 elections, I beat the subject of voting anomalies and electoral chicanery almost to death.  Even before the most recent election fiasco, I was determined to abandon any further discussion of the subject.  Nevertheless, it infuriates me to know that we were cheated in 2020 and that left-wing pundits label me and many […]


I have lived in this country for more than 93 years.  I graduated from high school and college, served overseas in the United States Army, and worked for 37 years at the National Security Agency.  I am a professing Christian, consider myself a patriot, and am proud to call myself an American. I have experienced […]

Goodbye, Nancy

As Nancy Pelosi prepares to ride off into the sunset,  many supporters are proclaiming her to have been a truly great Speaker of the House, perhaps the best ever.  I disagree.  Instead, I believe it more accurate to label her as the most outstanding Wicked Witch of the West.  I say this with all due […]

Uncomfortable Truths

Truth is sometimes uncomfortable to those involved what they believe to be a righteous cause.  In such instances they tend to ignore it. In 1890s France there were patriots vigorously defending the honor of the French Army against those who insisted that army leaders had unfairly accused a young Jewish officer of treason while covering […]