The American Civil War was a turning point in the history of medicine. Many of the advancements made during the war influenced modern medical practices. Those ideas are still relevant today such as a structured ambulance, on-site response team, and a hospital system. At the beginning of the war, there wasn’t a system to transport…Read more »
Augustine and his Assignment from the Pope
In the year 596, Pope Gregory sent Augustine to England from Rome to spread the word of Christianity. The Romans no longer ruled Europe and much of the north was run over with robbers and barbarians. Augustine and his monks landed in Kent, England. They feared what the pagan king might do to them. But…Read more »
Many consider Valentine’s Day a tribute to love, while others think of the massacre. But did you know there was a St. Valentine? He’s the patron of lovers, but who was he really? In the third century there was a priest named Valentine who lived in Rome. He was put in prison because he helped…Read more »
Best Fudgey Chocolate Cake
I made this for my daughter’s birthday, and it was delicious. Here is the recipe: 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 and 3/4 cup of flour, 1 tsp. salt, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1 and 1/2 tsp. baking soda. Blend together. Add 2 eggs, 2…Read more »
Luke showing off his winter coat. And here’s…Joey!
Margaret of Scotland, Faith to the Poor
I was impressed by this lovely lady from history for her advocate of the poor. Margaret was born in 1045 and raised in the Hungarian court. At the age of twelve, she was sent to the English court of Edward, but when the Normans invaded England, her family and her tried to return to Hungary.…Read more »
Woodland Park Zoo
Walked along the gardens in Lakewold. I expected more, but what I saw was appealing.
Biden, Trump, and Lincoln
I was reading from a historical book, The Impeding Crisis by David Potter and found something quite similar to Trump’s ideals. It made me wonder if Trump’s cohorts used this material. It stated: Another point of danger was the national capital itself. Lincoln’s sense of being the target of a conspiracy was no doubt enhanced…Read more »