I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Birmingham, AL, where I addressed the local Rotary club (one of the world’s largest) and led Bible study at Southside Baptist Church as part of a joint project with Temple Emanu-El.
My address at the Rotary was extremely well attended, and I was honored by the presence of several high-ranking religious leaders. I was equally delighted by the clergy and congregants I met from Southside and Temple Emanu-El.Getting to Alabama wasn’t easy, though. Between a surprise snow squall in New York and a rain-soaked delay in Atlanta, my journey took some eight hours and included combinations of three different Delta itineraries. Getting back was only moderately hindered by the foot of snow that fell in New York while I was gone, but Westchester County Airport had a surprise waiting for me when I landed. To make room in the parking lot, they plowed the snow up against my car.
Still, it was worth it, and I hope I have the opportunity to return to Birmingham soon.