A Soldier’s Story

My great-grandparents, James David and Sarah Ella (Harp) Lupo. In all probability, my great-grandfather had no memory of his father, who died in the Civil War at age 25, when my great-grandfather was three. Note: This essay has been updated and expanded in Words Words Words, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. An earlier … Continue reading A Soldier’s Story

Real Bible Studies: Judges, The Levite and his Concubine

The book of Judges concludes with a rather gruesome story about a Levite and his concubine, which appears to have contributed elements to or borrowed elements from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis. Initially, it starts out as another meandering tale highlighting the overwhelming customs of hospitality exhibited by denizens of the Middle … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Judges, The Levite and his Concubine

A Soldier’s Story

Note: This essay has been updated and expanded in Words Words Words, available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. On the freezing morning of Sunday, 29 November 1863, Union soldiers defending Fort Sanders in Knoxville, Tennessee, leveled their rifles at advancing Confederate soldiers, and fired, killing or wounding more than eight hundred, and thus set … Continue reading A Soldier’s Story