Another Plot Twist

I have been writing non-fiction stories for many years, primarily United States history. Over and over again, I have found how a story unfolds to be far more interesting, compelling, and even surprising than anything I could possibly make up. And with that as an introduction, here is the story for today. November 15, Tuesday:…

August 23, 2022

August 23 was just 59 days ago. Just a blink of the eye in the scheme of things, really. I had taken John to a routine dental cleaning, and always trying to make good use of my time, decided I would go ahead and get my never-have-had-a-cavity teeth cleaned, too. It seemed like a sensible…

“Brethren, We Have Met to Worship”

Brethren, We Have Met To Worship is one of the oldest published American folk hymns. George Atkins wrote the lyrics and first published them in 1819. The traditional tune, HOLY MANNA, is a pentatonic (5 tone) melody in Ionian mode originally published by William Moore in 1829. Brethren, we have met to worship And adore…