Knishes and Camels and Rain, Oh My!

PART I Recently my family scheduled a quarterly birthday party, and I took some time off from work to attend. My immediate family lives in the greater New York City area, although scattered far and wide. Apart from my 12 hour distance, most are 2 or 3 hours distant from each other. Thus, we try … Continue reading “Knishes and Camels and Rain, Oh My!”

Buried Treasure

With winter fast approaching, I’m reminded of an incident that happened quite a while ago when we lived in Monroe NY. Shortly after Natalie was born (on my birthday!), my mother in law decided to visit us from Las Vegas. She was a dedicated smoker but never smoked in our house, as I didn’t react … Continue reading “Buried Treasure”