Hey, everyone. I'm sorry for the extended--and unannounced--absence. As strange as it is when I get calls from people who have heard about my loss, it's even stranger and more difficult to tell my friends myself. My grandfather passed away on Sunday afternoon, and so I've been with my family in Boston, speaking to people and attending services.

I will be here next week, too, with less family in attendance, so if you're in the Boston area and have any helpful tips not just on kosher restaurants but on things to see and do, please don't hesitate to send an email. It would be really wonderful.

I hope to be back to posting early next week.

Thanks so much.