“Braveheart” Defeated the English Because Their Commander Slept In Late

The Battle of Stirling Bridge -- The English Commander Slept in Late William Wallace Memorial On a hill overlooking the plains of southern Scotland is a 220-foot castle tower museum dedicated to William Wallace, “Braveheart,” “the Guardian of Scotland.”   In the 1200’s, the English had captured the strategic Stirling Castle. On an early morning in … Continue reading “Braveheart” Defeated the English Because Their Commander Slept In Late

My Personal Experience with the Embarrassing Differences Between “British English” and “American English”

"Personal Experience" and "Fun Facts" "England and America are two countries separated by a common language" (British playwright George Bernard Shaw)  I Gave the British Congregation “The Bird” I quickly learned on my mission in England that there were differences between American English and British English. During my first talk in a sacrament meeting, I “flipped … Continue reading My Personal Experience with the Embarrassing Differences Between “British English” and “American English”

In Praise of the King James Version

"Saturday Sermon" The King James Version of the Holy Bible is my favorite book. Its poetry, stories, wisdom, inspiration and insights are unparalleled. Early English Translations and William Tyndale’s Monumental Contribution During Medieval times, the “Age of Faith,” the Roman Catholic Church proclaimed that the Latin Volgate Bible was the only authorized version. Translating the … Continue reading In Praise of the King James Version

My DNA Results: “Whiter” Than Ivory Soap

Family History Research and DNA Test My wife "forced” me to get a DNA test. My genealogy already revealed my ancestors come from northwest Europe: Britain and Scandinavia. Hope For "Mixed Samoan Race" I was hoping the DNA results would identify me as mixed race, part Samoan I always wanted to be Samoan. I love … Continue reading My DNA Results: “Whiter” Than Ivory Soap

Police Reform (9/10): Rethink the Warrior-Military Mindset

The U.S. Police Warrior/Military Mindset The police warrior-military mindset started as a narrow concept during deadly confrontations.  However, it has expanded to become the prevailing culture.                                                                                   Supporters of the warrior-military mindset believe it is critical to officer and public safety. However, many police professionals and criminologists believe that the warrior-military mindset actually makes officers … Continue reading Police Reform (9/10): Rethink the Warrior-Military Mindset