PATRICK HENRY – GIVE ME LIBERTY or GIVE ME DEATH

There are several excellent quote contained within this speech. Most of us are familiar with the the last phrase of the last sentence, but few have read the entire speech. Fewer still know the circumstances or timing of the speech. Mr. Henry was addressing the Virginia House of Burgesses in March 1775 in response to … Continue reading PATRICK HENRY – GIVE ME LIBERTY or GIVE ME DEATH

A Witness Account of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty…” Speech

You remember, sir, the conclusion of the speech, so often declaimed in various ways by school-boys 'Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or … Continue reading A Witness Account of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty…” Speech

Is It Time to Dispose of the Constitution?

In an earlier article in The ByWay (newspaper serving Garfield, Piute, and Wayne Counties, Utah), I discussed the meaning of liberty (https://eclecticmusings.blog/2021/03/16/our-heritage-liberty-what-is-it-why-is-it-important/). Now I wish to address some serious threats to liberty, both as foreseen by our Founding Fathers, and as they currently manifest in society. Those threats are 1. lack of and/or inadequate/inappropriate education … Continue reading Is It Time to Dispose of the Constitution?

Whole Wheat Sourdough French Bread

This bread is our absolute favorite. It's quite a bit of work, and not a speedy bread, but it's well worth it! And, fwiw, the work is broken up into short segments. What's not to love about sourdough anything? If you have good sourdough starter, you don't need yeast, and it lends a very pleasant … Continue reading Whole Wheat Sourdough French Bread

Sourdough Pancakes – Whole Wheat w/Flax Seeds

These yummy pancakes are very easy to whip up, and very filling. The taste is a bit nutty, with a touch of the sourdough "zing" but I find the "zing" isn't as strong with whole wheat as with white flour. I do not use white flour - including in my sourdough starter and breads so … Continue reading Sourdough Pancakes – Whole Wheat w/Flax Seeds

GARDENING, WEATHER, CLIMATE & MICROCLIMATE

Few things can have a greater impact for good or ill on a garden than the weather, or, put in another word, climate. Planting and harvest dates, i.e. growing seasons, are quite different from one town to the next. The average length of the growing season in our two counties here is about 14 ½ … Continue reading GARDENING, WEATHER, CLIMATE & MICROCLIMATE

Saturday General Conference Musings

Twice a year, in October and April, my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, meets for a world wide General Conference presided over by the man we sustain as the one and only anointed and set apart Prophet of God on the earth today, accompanied by the twelve currently living Apostles … Continue reading Saturday General Conference Musings

Painful as HELL but Light MUST Shine to stop the Pain

Many of us have cringed or reacted with disgust or mortification as we've listened to or read about the infamous Epstein, his Lolita Express, his island hideaway, and many "big"names supposedly associated with the horrific sexual abuse that apparently occurred. But there is more to the story, much more. Abuse Rape Incest Prostitution Pornography Victimless … Continue reading Painful as HELL but Light MUST Shine to stop the Pain

There Couldn’t Be Any Contention In The World…

if everyone had food like this. That was my cherished husband's comment as he ate dinner this evening. It was a simple dinner... an omelet made with eggs from our chickens, left over vegetables from our garden that I had cooked last night, herbs from the garden, and cheese plus fresh corn on the cob … Continue reading There Couldn’t Be Any Contention In The World…