Hello

Hello and Welcome. This blog started out a few years ago as a journal. It helped me process what was going on in my life as a caregiver, artist, and as a musician. My personal goal was to be able to remember what happened, when. As my wife, Kathy declined from Huntington’s Disease, I wanted to share what was happening… Read more →

Gigging with Chris

MUSIC: My gig at Luthier’s Co-op was a blast. No one got rich. But friends came. We sang. And as Mike said after, “Well, that didn’t suck.” So in my folk music universe, that is a good night. More about the gig after; I wanted to share some of the preparations and publicity. Maybe it will be useful. Chris Christie.… Read more →

The HD Garbage Walk

On Sunday I went to my first HD Garbage Walk. The official title is the Arlo Guthrie’s Historic Garbage Trail Walk to Massacree HD. It travels 6.3 miles in Stockbridge and Great Barrington, Massachusetts made famous by his song & movie, Alice’s Restaurant. I almost went last year. Kathy’s passing seemed too fresh I guess. I had gone to the open… Read more →

April updates

 Website changes I have been busy with this and that. You may have noticed a different look to this website. I messed up the old website tinkering around with the code in WordPress. At the Luthier’s open mic, a great local photographer, Julian Parker-Burns shot me performing. That was a good excuse to change the look of it a little. I liked… Read more →

Barbara’s Celebration

A month has passed since the Celebration of Life for my sister Barbara King. Time moves on and as much as I may wish people would stop dying or moving or getting sick, it just means I have to make the most out of what is still there. The actual celebration was held at UNR (the University of Nevada, Reno) on… Read more →

March (what was left of it)

The rest of March was busy. In addition to getting ready for the memorial in Reno, the new refrigerator was coming, I had a fair amount of design work, yard work and decluttering work. And I was still had remnants of a cough I had in February. And I had more music stuff I wanted to go to if I could.… Read more →

Between

The time between Barbara’s passing and her celebration of life/memorial gave us enough time to plan something nice. But not the time to overthink it. When she was in hospice we were talking about a date in May. But by the time I returned to Hampden the new date was moved up a month to April 2nd. There were emails back and… Read more →