Ten Reminders from a Tent

My boys love the outdoors – hunting and fishing and playing sports. And, they love to camp. A few years ago, Tammy’s parents bought both boys tents for their birthday. Shortly after Wil received his tent, he and I took off with a group of Cub Scouts for a weekend of camping. We arrived early […]

The Winning Team

Yesterday, I had to get tires for my Prius – wire was showing, and my wife drives it an hour to work; I could certainly not allow her to drive a dangerous car. But, I had a problem: My beloved University of Kentucky Wildcats were playing for the championship in the SEC Tournament. To say […]

The Legacy of Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan will be buried this afternoon beside her husband, President Ronald Reagan. I plan to watch the funeral; I’m interested in presidential history, and, I must admit, that growing up in the 80s has caused me to have a special fondness for the Reagans. I’m writing this before the funeral, but I’m sure much […]

Rare Disease Day

February 29. The rarest of all days. It doesn’t matter if it’s leap year or not, the last day of February is always the rarest of all days in the year – the only 28th day of a month that ends a month. Because this is the rarest of all days, this is Rare Disease […]

Annus Horribilis

On November 24, 1992, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attended a banquet at Guildhall to mark the 40th anniversary of her accession. The Queen gave a speech and she famously said, “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, […]