Kidney Stoned in Istanbul

Recently my son developed a painful kidney stone for the second time in the past few years.   He was hospitalized and treated and all is well now,  but I was reminded of the first time it happened. My husband and I had just gotten off a flight from New York to San Francisco for a family celebration on the same day our son was flying to Turkey for a conference when my husband’s cell phone rang.  It was our son.   “I landed in Istanbul and I’m heading for the hotel,  but I...

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Passover Shopping List

Shopping for Passover this week I found myself laughing again over something that happened many holidays ago.  We were having 18 for Seder that year and after writing out a long shopping list, I headed out to Gristedes. I was soon navigating down the crowded aisles filling my shopping cart,  when I suddenly realized that my shopping list was no longer in my hand!   Had I put it down in my cart while two-handing a five-pound box of matzoh,  or while dropping onions into a plastic bag?  Had...

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