Invite to an Italian Wedding

Our friends sent an invite to their wedding in Italy, hoping Yuri would be able to play his violin. I didn’t work out that way.

The Permafrost Tapes

Permafrost Tapes

They might be called the Basement Tapes, Hurricane Irene Surviving Tapes, but we will decidedly forevermore, call them the Permafrost Tapes.

And Then The Rains Came In

waterfalls in forest

It was always a source of surprise and joie de vivre from the cashier before I went off bringing the Sunday crossword puzzle to the ICU every week.

The Impatient Patient

It wasn’t long ago that he had to muster every ounce of arm strength to stand up. Getting up from a sitting position still remains difficult. Standing unsteadily, he had to relearn balance.

Door to Artody

One of these moments opened the door to Artody, Georgia, the Republic for a month-long film shoot about the last surviving members of the protectors of the Georgian Kingdom, the Khevsurian warriors.

The Voice

silver dynamic microphone on black microphone stand

I always loved Yuri’s voice. Still do. The richness in timbre –its musically sounding character and clean quality or his range going from warm-toned tenor to unwavering falsetto– so distinctive in its pitch and intensity.

Heart of Gold

Hector Flamingo

Yuri’s brain (as chairman of the board), encouraging the rest of his players to heal synergistically with Western medicine and non-traditional therapies.

Summer Days Debriefing

Yuri on deck

I watch what Yuri accomplishes every day– the longer walks, taking the outside front steps, walking down the uneven riser steps to the lower level. These are challenges he was unable to do just a week ago.

Free At Last

I want to do my best for Yuri. He is, after all, the man in charge of his come back. That’s what Home Care Team kept saying about the vast improvements and recovery in one month of being home.

Monday Nite Summer

scenic view of lake during sunset

Yuri felt like he missed the Spring season. It was often raw and rainy fraught with strong winds, passing thunderstorms, sometimes a bit of hail (along with the Hail Marys), then a sudden thrust into heat and high humidity.

Tube B or Not Tube B or the Tube & I

Yuri typing

by Yuri Turchyn Coming home from Rehab felt like a triumph. The first two weeks were tough physically and mentally. Emotionally, it was heaven. It’s the Quiet that makes me content.