Archive for February, 2022

What Was Old Is New Again

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

I will never forget my childhood trip to Berlin.  My dad was stationed in Bamberg, Germany, and my parents wanted their children to see as much as possible.  The trip to Berlin was different than others. The trip started with a night train.  On most trips, we traveled in our huge red, Plymouth station wagon.  […]

Pawpaw Lloyd’s Corn and Shrimp Soup

Thursday, February 24th, 2022

Based on the stationary, I’m pretty sure this recipe came from Pawpaw Lloyd. we use butter instead of oleo.

The Strong Should Not Harm The Weak 

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Around 1755 BCE, the Babylonian King Hammurabi proclaimed a law code.  For thousands of years it lay hidden in the ruins of Susa in modern Iran.  It revealed the ancient origins of government. The text on the granite stele began with a preamble.  Hammurabi claimed the gods called him by name to rule. They expected the king […]

Put Loyalty to America First

Friday, February 11th, 2022

Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell couldn’t have been any clearer about January 6.  “It was a violent insurrection with the purpose of trying to prevent a peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election. … That’s what it was.” McConnell made this statement in response to the Republican National Committee endorsing the insurrection.  The […]

Poisoned Fields

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

In Matthew Chapter 13, Jesus told a parable about a sower. Since farming was a common occupation, it wasn’t hard to understand.  Seeds, like words, require fertile soil to grow. Teachers can only do so much. Anyone familiar with growing plants knows, however, that with a little work, a farmer can prepare the soil.  Adding […]