|New family, at dinner in Queens on November 8: Deb, her mom, and her brother.|
|More family pix. My step-bro Tim, me and my dad. Yes, these were deliberately goofy expressions.|
|Winter arrives. Deb and i bundle up. Here we are on her street in the snow, minimizing exposed skin. I find i really don't mind the NY winter - it just takes more bundling. The summers, on the other hand... there's only so far you can unbundle.|
|I took this picture to send to Marius, the guy in Romania that let me visit him and stay with his family during that trip. I am in my NY office with nearly the last bit of the yummy Vişinata ("plum wine") that Marius's family gave me.|
|Hanging out at a party in Brooklyn with Evan (and Chrissy, and a few dozen highly international young folks, most of whom work at the UN..) I tried getting a few people to try the Vişinata i brought, but most were too scared.|
||The Butterfly exhibit at the AMNH - hundreds of beautiful butterflies in an indoor rainforest... you walk around and sometimes a butterfly lands on you.|
Late November, Ştefan Constantinescu sends me these three beautiful pictures he took of the Danube Delta, in the same area which i visited and took many pictures of in August. That's the early dawn over the Black Sea...