Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Leaving My “Lunch” On The Streets of Philadelphia!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD A few years back, when we lived in Maryland,  my sister and her husband were visiting from out of town. They, along with my wife and I, strolled the streets of Philadelphia on a walking tour of the city. I’m rarely sick, but that day I was overcome with a violent stomach […]

“If I Did Not Laugh I Should Die!”

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD Sometimes it is troubling to see the extreme positions that seem to be forming regarding many issues. I was amazed to hear a ship captain the other night being interviewed who said that those that work with him in saving the whales needed to be able to give up their lives to […]

The 56th Rule of Civility and Decent Behavior

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD In 1595 French Jesuits composed a set of rules which they called “110 Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation”. At the age of 16 our first President, George Washington copied by hand these “rules” and patterned his life after them. Many of the rules seem outdated and even […]

Stay Seated!

Print or EmailTheDiscipleMD 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 […]

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