Nor’Easter 2010 and Kinderhook Revival

kinderhook News Clip

The recent Nor’Easter reminded us of the Nor’Easter 2010, rocking New Jersey back then. The storm rocked New Jersey into a state of emergency. Most people hunkered down at home that weekend. Not the 400 fans who came out to see another historic event, the Kinderhook reunion show at UCCNJ in Whippany. 


Tick Tock An Interactive Metronome

Metronome

Two years ago, Yuri and I took the first shot of the Pfizer vaccine at the Rockaway Mega site in Rockaway, New Jersey. We knew nothing about it, and no one told us anything about the possible adverse effects.

Cooking for Your Soul and for Ukraine

Yuri cooks

Cooking. The basics for life. A human need. Eating good food brings comfort, so we align ourselves with comfort food. Creature comforts are not frivolous; they are necessities

Rooted in Life, Rooted in Love

violin

Reunions are joyful occasions, especially with loved ones. Having loved ones around for the sad life moments may be the only way one can get through tough emotional times

World Cup and Jersey’s Own Music Dynasty

Christmas Decor

A week of watching the World Cup brought us to the table to write Christmas cards, a tradition I don’t think I will ever give up. The first snowfall continues into this late afternoon, and the gray light seems softer as we get closer to the winter solstice’s shortest day of the year.

The Prognosis: Music Is the Best Medicine

Yuri and Pat Guadagno

An impromptu visit by Pat Guadagno, Jersey’s Own troubadour, and Yuri’s longtime music compadre open a forensic study on how and why Yuri was hit by ANCA vasculitis.

Q. How’s Yuri Doing? A. He’s Doing Well

amethyst

Our many friends out there are asking, How’s Yuri doing? The answer is, he’s doing well. Yesterday was five months since I got him home from the hospital without going to rehab.

Storm Tracker and the Permafrost Tapes

Permafrost Tapes

This morning we did what normally we’ve done since our marriage and on a Sunday in August 2011, we were reading the paper about Hurricane Irene blowing through the weekend. I stayed up all night.

World Away Kinderhook to Kharkiv 477

I'm Still Here

Fifty years ago, in August 1972, near the guest campsites, an Eagles tune drew Yuri to a parking lot where he joined Jerry Kopychuk and Andy Fediw in a harmonious blend of mellifluous vocals.

Natural Therapeutics Make Healthy Waves

Nell on PEMF

Yuri’s next stage of recovery includes a fist bump from his nephrology doctor, “keep doing what you are doing.” and natural therapeutics working with his speech pathologist extraordinaire.