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 […]


This day marks the 708th anniversary of Bannockburn. England and Scotland coexisted peacefully during the early Middle Ages.  That all changed in the 1290s.  Young Margaret, heiress to the Scottish throne, died on her way to the country in 1290, leaving the question of succession in dispute.  Margaret had previously been affianced to Edward, Prince […]


For many years members of my family have been faithful customers of Parkers Barbecue Restaurant in Wilson, North Carolina.  They make a delicious east Carolina variety of pork BBQ, and you can purchase an all-you-can-eat dinner for a very reasonable price.  Whenever our north-south travels take us within a reasonable distance of Wilson, we try […]


I realize that I may be out of step with most of my fellow citizens on the question of who actually won the 2020 Presidential election.  Perhaps I am looking at the wrong information sources, but I believe that there is strong evidence that Trump should have received most of the electoral votes.  However, by […]

Death Throes of the Democrat Party

I was a registered Democrat from my first registration in the 1950s until 1993.  As a young boy in the American South during the late 30s and early 40s, I followed politics with some interest but did not participate.  Citizens in the South were overwhelming Democrat in their sympathies.  The political legacy of the Civil […]

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

The Federal government supplies only a small percentage of the funds required to operate our public schools.  Nevertheless, Federal bureaucrats use this money as a means of control. The Biden administration’s Department of Agriculture is now demanding that any school or other establishment that accepts federal food funding, including food stamps, must allow males who […]

The Short and the Tall

a Over the past decade or so I noticed that people are getting taller.  I once thought of myself as being slightly above average in height, but now I am looking up to almost everyone.  Three of my granddaughters are taller than me, and I began wondering about my great grandchildren.  Are we becoming a […]

Clinton’s Guilt

Not unexpectedly, the trial of Michael Sussman ended with a “not guilty” vote by the jury.  With an Obama appointed judge and a tainted jury pool, Durham was fighting against the odds in this case.  Nevertheless, the trial exposed some ugly truths about Hillary Clinton and her political operatives.  The following is a quote from […]

D-Day: Another View

We have examined the D-Day battle in excruciating detail over the years, but let us look at it from another point of view.  Why were we there?  Why were we willing to spend thousands of American lives to invade Europe and fight the Germans? Far removed from the beaches of Normandy, in a place called […]

The Last Full Measure

On June 4, 1942, many young Americans gave their lives in defense of America at the Battle of Midway.  Those who flew our obsolescent torpedo planes into the face of death should be especially remembered.   Forty-one of these planes attacked the Japanese fleet off Midway Island,  and thirty-four were shot down.  One squadron was entirely […]