The Unexpected Present

Yuri Notes

Yuri in the morning2

Freezin’ Temps, Freezin’ Our Patooties

Shawangunk Mountain range protects us from a direct hit by storms, yet we’re high enough for the additional sharply cold, bone-chilling indoors as well as the outdoor elements. Yuri is especially sensitive to the cold. So are his instruments.
NY Blood Ctr Lab2

Save a Life, Wear a Mask, Give Blood

Thinking back to the critical care moments, hours, days, weeks, how fortunate we are having had the care Yuri so desperately needed during a short lull in the pandemic. A summer hiatus. Play the reruns before the new fall schedule comes out in TV guide. There’s a national shortage of blood donations. I’m scheduled to give blood this Saturday, January 15 at 10:15 a.m. St. Kateri Parish Blood Drive in Sparta, NJ. It’s the least I can do. The blood was there for Yuri’s transfusions.
Ice Cream Soda

Listen, And You Will Hear in the New Year

Last light of the day, last day of the workweek, last day of the year. Adios, 2021. It’s been real. Real-life that is, a close call in so many ways. I stopped counting the ways until something else comes up and I remember where we were and where we are now.
Winter Scene

Winter Solstice Awakening

As I left in the morning, Yuri faced his own challenges and fears as he took up his violin and practiced all the time I was away, just for the day, the shortest day of the year.
St Nick

Miracle on 91st St+Central Park West

I believe in miracles. And miracle workers. Dr. Woo is giving Yuri his voice back. St. Nicholas, parish namesake, patron saint to seafarers and voyagers.
Surgeries Board

In Mount Sinai Waiting Room

Today, I sit in the waiting room of Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC glancing at the lighted board reminiscent of airport Departure times. This surgery is for getting Yuri’s voice back.
CK+YT @Woodstock

Telling Our Story

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

Who, What, Why Is This Happening?

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