“I fell down a flight of stairs.”

That’s the story that Bishop Donald E. Pelotte, formerly of the Diocese of Gallup, has been telling for the past year–he was injured when he tripped down a flight of stairs. Then the police photos came out. Now he admits, when confronted by a reporter, that the story was ridiculous–there’s no way his injuries could…

A Sailor’s Story

I’ve been reading The Autobiography of Joseph Bates (1792-1872). Bates was one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but the book is mainly about his experiences as a sea captain. It starts with him going to sea as a cabin boy; he was impressed by the British (like many Americans in the period…