Okay, that doesn't really make sense. Just know that my 18-year old son is very independent. I realize the goal of most parents is to raise children who are self-sufficient and able to take care of themselves, but heck, what happened here? My boy doesn't even feel the need to call me.
So I overcame my inhibitions about calling him - mainly that he would hang up on me - and spoke to him this morning. Actually, I called last night, which was very early this morning in Israel, so I felt bad and hung up. We had a very nice 30 minute talk about things, and believe me, I don't know anything more about him now than I did before I called.
Oh well. Unconditional love. That's my lot in life. I've got to respect my son's privacy. Deep breathe, exhale.