Dear Friends,

Happy Friday! We conclude five weeks in New York under the Governor’s “Stay Home” Executive Order. I hear Back to the Future’s Doc Brown in my head screaming, “the encounter could create a time paradox, the result of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe!” I live on the Upper West Side in Manhattan and my encounter with COVID-19 has shrunk my world to the four blocks that I walk every morning with Maura, the four blocks to Trader Joes, and the Central Park loop for running. My life six weeks ago involved a bi-weekly five hour drive to the Finger Lakes and subway rides to Harlem to grab a desk at WeWork . This dramatic change felt more like a mind bender three weeks ago. Now, it seems more normal although I feel like I am getting less done even though I am working just as hard and traveling less. Despite daily life being warped and little upside down, I am optimistic that we will emerge from this crisis stronger and with a greater appreciation for our friends, family, and communities. We will restore the fabric of the space-time continuum!