Make Music New York, 2016

It was just one of those days and I wasn’t able to go around the city to hear various musicians playing outdoors for free. I also missed the yearly Night at the Museums, a favorite of mine. Both events were on the same day so some museums combined them, a win-win if there ever was one.

I was feeling kinda sorry for myself but I lucked out and caught one group as I was heading home. An all bassoon group playing, fittingly, a Mozart bassoon concerto which I love (and isn’t actually composed for all bassoons, but still). Thank you New York, musicians, and organizers.

Make Music New York, 2016

Kayaking on the Hudson

You can rent kayaks for free on the Hudson River. It’s a great thing, and I’ve done it. But honestly, I prefer smaller rivers, like the Nissequogue River on Long Island. You feel more like you’re kayaking, I’m not sure why. Maybe because it feels closer to nature.


Kayaking Hudson River, New York City

Olympian Butt

I went out for a walk along the river and totally lucked out when I came up on the 2016 AVP New York City Open. These women are incredible athletes, I really had no idea, I never watch volleyball. Pictured are April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who won!

AVP, 2016, NYC

AVP, 2016, NYC

AVP, 2016, NYC

Birthday Flowers

I was feeling bad so I bought roses to cheer myself up (I call them birthday flowers because I’m still calling it my birthday until the 4th of July). I also went swimming, cleaned my house more thoroughly than my usual weekly cleaning, ran errands (so I’d feel productive) went to my monthly mediation meeting, and had extra dessert.

Feeling okay is sometimes a lot of work.


Big Sing, New York City, June 13, 2016

A quick shot of some of the conductors at this year’s Big Sing at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. That’s my choir conductor on the far left in the white shirt, John Maclay. The handsome young man at the podium is conductor Malcolm Merriweather. Oh, he’s going to conduct the Verdi Requiem sing I plan to go to next week!

Big Sing