Comments on: My blind date with Rina Kolick http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/03/23/my-blind-date-with-rina-kolick/ Models.Behaving.Badly Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:10:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EllieK http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/03/23/my-blind-date-with-rina-kolick/#comment-306 Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:59:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=804#comment-306 Oh. I get it now. A pun. I was surprised that this post ended with Exodus, as I was thinking that it involved something quite a bit more dramatic involving an airplane trip and a date with Rina.

You do know that you are very fortunate that that kidney stone did not cause any more grief than it did? Passing a kidney stone is one of the most excruciating of pains (of the sort that aren’t terminal, and go away almost as quickly as they arrived).

I trust that you are keeping adequately hydrated? I saw quite a scene on a television program, “Deadwood”, about what it was like to experience a kidney stone and associated blockage in the pre-computerized tomography days, round about 1880, in a Western mining town. Please take good care of yourself! New York City has wonderful medical caregivers. But you must listen to them, it is very important!

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By: Emanuel Derman http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/03/23/my-blind-date-with-rina-kolick/#comment-300 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 15:49:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=804#comment-300 It is a good lesson about what to be grateful for, and one that unfortunately fades quickly. There’s a short movie by Bunuel called Simon of the Desert which begins with Simon Stylites sitting on a pillar in the desert for umpteen years as a saint, restores the amputated hands of a man who had them chopped off for stealing. The man is very grateful. As he and his wife and little son walk away from the saint, the little boy starts to whine for something, and the man slaps his face.

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By: trader46 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/03/23/my-blind-date-with-rina-kolick/#comment-295 Sat, 24 Mar 2012 02:22:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=804#comment-295 A great (if painful and worrying for you) story – lessons on socialised medicine, lessons about what people value, lessons about what to be grateful for. The link you draw between the world of theory and the world of beneficial outcomes is critical…. the medical and engineering brilliance you experienced was not always thus, even in those fields and so it is important that we economists and finance types continue to struggle to add to our knowledge however comparably feeble our efforts seem.

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