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 […]

Making Worship Accessible

About ten years ago, I flew to a large city in the Deep South late one Saturday evening. The next morning, I got up and drove to a building where the Lord’s church meets. After walking in the rather large building, I found a place to sit, but I had chosen the wrong place. A […]

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, […]

Disabled Parking

Parking has always been my Achilles heel in driving. I once received a notice in a parking garage that my parking was extremely poor and that my license plate number had been recorded and were I to park that way again, I would receive a ticket. I cannot judge distances appropriately, and I notoriously do […]

The Vampire Cometh

Today is the day. The vampire (aka phlebotomist) will be here at the house in just over two hours to draw my blood and ship it to Maryland for genetic testing. In four or five months, we should know the results. The neurologist explained that even a negative result does not mean I do not […]