Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

The Morals of the Republic

I am on a roll, apparently. Here is a word from the inestimable Charles Carroll of Carrollton, readers: Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Without Morals A Republic Cannot Subsist Any Length of Time And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of… Continue reading The Morals of the Republic

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

Historical and Research Favorites

Doggone it, Foxfier! Look what you made me do! The post on various books I have read sent me down the rabbit hole, giving me cause to remember some of my favorite history books, all of which could be very useful to those looking for research materials. The children’s encyclopedias tend to combine everything –… Continue reading Historical and Research Favorites

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

An Obscure Letter

This is a letter from George Washington, the first president of the United States, to the Catholic citizens thereof. Several others are available to read through this same website, but this particular communique is unique in that it is a response to the gratitude of the people. Archbishop John Carroll – the first Catholic archbishop… Continue reading An Obscure Letter

Vocational Vivications

The Impossible Shot – Why Bother Taking It?

For some reason, this quote has been bouncing around in my head lately, in part because the Impossible Shot that Hawkeye is speaking of in the photo isn’t a reference to archery alone. If one does not care to hit what they are aiming at, why shoot for the target at all? An archer who… Continue reading The Impossible Shot – Why Bother Taking It?