The Unexpected Present

Yuri Notes

Mt Sinai

In Mount Sinai Waiting Room

Today, I sit in the waiting room of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City glancing at the lighted board reminiscent of being in an airport watching Departure times. This surgery is for getting Yuri’s voice back.
Nellie on Sweater

Giving Thanks, Thanks forGiving

I am thankful. So very thankful. We hung on, staying positive, keeping the faith, and taking those baby steps. Today, I read the blog posts from the beginning of our journey, we remain the Voyagers staying the course.

A Rescue Bird’s Tail For Telling

Coming to someone's rescue comes naturally to me. When Yuri, finally awake from his long springtime nap, wanted to get out of the hospital so desperately despite having atrophied muscles and a body attached to a roomful of machines and linked in tubes, I conspired along with him to enable his escape.
Yuri at MPAC

First Night Out Seeing Steely Dan

First major outing for our November celebrations – one of Steely Dan's four-day performances, the entire album Royal Scam and then some choice Steely Dan favorite hits at MPAC in Morristown.
Day of the Dead@Trumpets

All Hallows Eve to All Souls Day

I know Yuri wandered about in and out of his Mind Palace consciousness getting a little too close to the Netherworld world of the dead. No one knew where this would take us.

A Coming of Age Story

This medical ordeal aged us– physically, mentally, and emotionally. To find our way out of this Wilderness, we go to our favorite place for peace and solace and take a dip in the cold, clear water.
CK+YT @Woodstock

Telling Our Story

writing + Podcasting

We find a purpose in life, not just a lifestyle to live by, taking on life’s challenges with words, music, time stamps and postcards.

How It Started
Air Guitar Wedding

How Could This Be Happening?