Hip, Hip, Hurrah!

By Alonzo |

Wikipedia included the article about Peder Severin Kroyer's painting on the site's homepage a while back. 
Finished in 1888, the painting "says" much about joy and fellowship and life, and the artist. 
I particularly like the singular focus of the group on their enjoyment of the moment...or is it the bubbly stuff...or their time together.  I think it's all of the above.

Local Ministries - Sussex County, DE USA

By Alonzo |

Here are some local ministries which we believe are worth supporting.

Gideons International 
- The Gideons distribute Bibles around the world. There is a local representation of Gideons based in Seaford, Delaware.
Sussex Pregnancy Care Center 
- Provides pregnancy support care for women and their families 
Zöe Ministries  
- The mission of Zoe Ministries "...is to provide safety, healing, and advocacy for those impacted or potentially impacted by sex trafficking."  


By Alonzo |
  • Definition of "Civilization"
  • First Civilization
  • Current Civilizations
  • Requirements and Foundations of a Civilization
  • How can civilizations be different?  How can they be the same?
  • More...

Puedes llamarme Alonzo

By Alonzo |

Why do they call me "Alonzo"?
Well, in Spanish class (four years!) in high school, it was the closest we could come to my given middle name. Hence, you'll see "Alonzo" repeatedly here on this site.
Esperamo disfrutas!

Don't BEF or GMO

By Alonzo |

We recommend you don't partake of any processed food that contains any genetically modified organism (GMO) or bio-engineered (BE [...we say BEF for "bio-engineered food"]) food ingredient.        
Food labels as of January 2022 are required to inform consumers that BE's are present.  It's been disappointing to see how prevalent these labels are.        
Almost every single soybean and most corn grown in the United States is genetically modified to be able to be grown in a field where they can use chemical herbicides to spray the plant crops - to kill the weeds around the plants without killing the crops.  And soybeans and corn are used in some form in almost every single product on the grocery shelves.        
The argument persists over whether GMO's and BE's are harmful or not.  We believe that any food that grows in nature is better for you because it was designed to be healthy for you.  If a food ingredient has been modified genetically, it's our opinion it will not satisfy you and may likely be harmful long-term to your body as it travels through your alimentary canal1
Another issue is that GMO/BE's are used to feed livestock which may be sold to you at the grocery store.

Informational Links: 
- https://www.nongmoproject.org/blog/what-is-bioengineered-food/ 
- https://www.npr.org/2022/01/05/1070212871/usda-bioengineered-food-label-gmo

1 My opinion is based on my belief that God created the earth and designed it to be a blessing to us; to feed us, cloth us and otherwise provide for us.

Jury vs. Grand Jury (Quick Lesson)

By Alonzo |

Three things here...

  • In a dictionary or on the internet, look up "Jury"
  • do the same for "Grand Jury".  What is the difference?
  • now look up the Etymology of the word "Jury".  You might look up the definition of "etymology".  There is a word associated with the meaning of "jury".  What is it?


By Alonzo |

AeroPress The Aeropress coffee press is an amazing little tool.  It only brews small amounts of coffee - which may seem like> a disadvantage at first - but this gives you precise control of brewing your coffee.     
We have our own system that we use; amount of coffee, amount of water, length of brewing time, water temperature, etc.  We may try to post a video here later of some of the more unique things we do when brewing.

  • Inexpensive - to purchase and operate
  • Lightweight and portable (they make a camping version that's more compact)
  • Easy to operate and clean

You can check it out at aeropress.com.

Michelin Tires

By Alonzo |

They are more expensive than other tires, but they're better in every aspect important in a tire.  
They last longer, ride better, handle leaks/punctures better, and that makes them an excellent investment.  
If you see Michelins on a used car, you can be sure of two things:

  1. the car is worth more than if it had less expensive, lower quality tires, and
  2. the person who owned the car cared about their cars and their tires