"Hope you're doing okay. Today's my friend Paul's birthday. Gave him a couple books on birdwatching, then went out to lunch at a brew pub in Harvard Square. Not as clean as it could be, but the food was pretty good. (I had fish and chips; he had meatloaf.) Didn't do much else because the weather is awful right now - cold, rainy, dark. Typical New England in April. The cats're okay; the birds started courting. I'm knitting myself some slippers. Take care."