* My sister Monica spent a weekend with us in NYC. We had quite a lot of quality time including a visit to David Bowie’s exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, the “top of the rock” at the Rockefeller Center, brief but fun walk around Prospect Park. At an italian restaurant there was a guy singing old-school songs and walking around with a microphone and it was quite charming that my sister was able to sing along without hesitation.
* It took 4 years to be able to run again the NYC Half-Marathon. This time around Melissa and I ran together. It was a wonderful scenic route, starting in Park Slope Brooklyn, going across the Manhattan bridge, through the Lower East Side, up via the East Highway, sideways via 42nd street and through Times Square and a final loop around Central Park. Even though it was cold we both loved this run.