Unwired at Woodstock

CK+YT @Woodstock

Being wired. Getting wired. The fight or flight response is wired into our basic survival instincts when threatened. Yuri survived a life or death scenario which we still find hard to believe at times.

Summer End, Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

A whirlwind from the last week of summer ushering in another season predicated by the light of the Full Harvest Moon. There were some milestone moments such as an impromptu excursion

Observation of the Little Things

Our dining table-turned workstation keeps our minds exercised while the body instrument heals. Most instances of the numerous medications and medical equipment are gone, replaced with a five-string electric violin, guitars, mixers, headphones,

Caregiving Is Not Free

field of plants

It’s been the most unsettling time as I fell into the rabbit hole of primary caregiver during an intensive, and in those early weeks, an extremely dire situation that lasted for what seemed like an eternity

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.