Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Lincoln newspaper

Killing Lincoln Leaves A House Revered: A House Reviled

TheDiscipleMD My memory of visiting the William Peterson home is sketchy but the impression still lingers. I was just a young man when I walked up the narrow staircase that led to the “room.”   The “room” was a small bedroom at the top of the stairs. A glass-encased pillow was lying on the small bed. I […]

baseball riot

Stay Seated!

TheDiscipleMD The Baltimore Washington Area has a rich history of professional sports. It also has a history of breaking fans’ hearts when owners have decided to leave town with our teams. The Colts were taken from us and, two times, the Senators left town for greener pastures. My teenage brother and some of his friends […]

my conversation with peter

My Dinner Conversation With Peter The Apostle

TheDiscipleMD A number of years ago I was asked by a business associate what historical figure I would most like to dine with. I was given no parameters so I said the obvious, “Jesus Christ.” “Ahh, that’s too common of an answer,” he retorted. So I reflected a little bit more and then I said, […]

milkman

The New ‘Face'(Book) of The Milkman

TheDiscipleMD When I was a kid growing up in the 1960’s,  the old cliche was the story of the housewife running off with the “Milkman”.” At that day and age, the “Milkman” was, for most woman, the only man they ever came into constant contact with outside of their husbands.  The “Mailman” and “Fuller Brush” salesman came in […]

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