All my life I've been told I have Cherokee ancestry through my Knighten forebears. There are even a few interesting legends about how John L. Knighten escaped the Removal (a decade before he was born) and of family members visiting from the Cherokee "reservation". I've even comments on them some (here). I've even commented on … Continue reading The Dangers of DNA Testing
After four years of using Google's Blogger.com service, I have rehosted my site on WordPress. I wasn't dissatisfied with Blogger.com, but I am leery of having too much dependence on Google. They have a habit of killing off services that I like (Google Reader especially) and I saw some shift of focus over to Google+ … Continue reading Now Hosted on Wordpress
I've been feeling some Southern nostalgia for the past couple weeks, and one of my favorite all-time, any-genre musicians is Jerry Reed. Mind you, I'm not a diehard Country Music fan, but I go on Jerry Reed binges. I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Reed at the Morgan County Fair several years back, to … Continue reading Are you from Dixie
Like all good Americans, I co-opt other cultures holidays, especially when it comes to eating. So today I celebrated Cinco de Mayo at my favorite Mexican lunch spot, El Coyote. There wasn't a lot of Cinco de Mayo fanfare at El Coyote today, but this is Alabama. I ate at a Mexican restaurant in Milpitas, … Continue reading Cinco de Mayo
This isn't a fashion blog, but I do on occasion write on the topics of gentlemanliness, chappism, and such. Quite some time back I commented on an article on A Suitable Wardrobe, and referenced a Mises article titled Dress Like its the Great Depression. I'd like to follow up with a brief commentary on the … Continue reading Always dress well
I try not to comment too much on religions that are not my own, but some of the recent conflict involving the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has caught my attention, especially this article: "Has the Temple Mount Become A Hamas 'City-State'?". It made me ponder the question: who owns the Temple Mount?First off, I'm not … Continue reading Who owns the Temple Mount?
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cosmologist_on_a_tire_swing.pngThis comic is a pretty good summary of why I still believe in Intelligent Design. I shared another article on Google+ that is along a similar vein. I cannot comprehend our Universe without an intelligent Creator to have set it in motion. The Internet and its infinite array of information has not caused me to … Continue reading A perfect illustration of why I still believe in Intelligent Design