Nor’Easter 2010 and Kinderhook Revival
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
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
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
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
Wild Thing, Yuri Makes My Heart Sing
It’s New Year’s Eve. Yuri tells me at breakfast how much he wants to play music again. That one sentence makes my heart sing.
World Cup and Jersey’s Own Music Dynasty
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
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
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.
Last Tango in Aberdeen Let It Shine
There will always be a recalling of an event when an immense upheaval creates a collective memory for all times.
Storm Tracker and the 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
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
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.