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 →

NERFA part2

(To read the first part of my first NERFA) Friday After breakfast, the workshops started. There were still folks registering for NERFA Vance Gilbert’s Collision Course (2nd attempt) I wanted to try Vance’s course again. This time I didn’t have a schedule conflict. He wanted to get as much in as possible. Since a bunch of people had heard the… Read more →

My first NERFA

The second weekend of November I attended NERFA (North East Regional Folk Alliance) for the first time. NERFA is a music business conference dedicated to folk music. As a newbie, I was surrounded in a hotel by over 600 other folkies, songwriters, DJs, pickers, percussionists, promoters, educators and general fans of folk.  Kathy and I went to two big Folk… Read more →

November: To Colorado

I am now listing upcoming concerts on a separate page called Concerts.  Colorado On Halloween morning, I flew out to Denver, Colorado for the Huntington’s Study Group Conference in Denver. Kathy and I had lived in Boulder and Denver in the 80s before she became ill. Visiting Colorado was also an opportunity to spend some time with my brother John… Read more →

Some October music and a big storm

I am now listing upcoming concerts on a separate page called Concerts.  Things have moved along and I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. October Back on October 1st, I was part of the First Sunday at the Packing House in Willington Connecticut. It was their fall open house. Artists had their studios open. There was a poetry reading. I… Read more →

New song: It just depends

This song, “It all depends” goes with my last post about the two-year anniversary. I had actually intended to record a video at the lighthouse but with the drizzle, I gave up on that idea. I started to write some words and phrases in the spring. I thought about dating. And wondered what that would be like. The song mentions that… Read more →

October 14th: Two years

Saturday, October 14th was the second anniversary of Kathy’s passing. The first one was the first one. Nothing more. Nothing less. The second was easier but different. I cut myself some slack about what I had accomplished. Or not. Or the inevitable, “And how are YOU doing, Peter?” inquiries. Before the first anniversary, I was still going through things. Planning… Read more →

Good grief.

Caregiving. This is a non-music posting for a change. While my music, open mics, and my design work keep me going, I also try to go to my monthly caregiver support groups. There is a dementia group at my library and a Huntington’s group at UConn. My caregiving days are over, for now. But I like to think I can lend support.… Read more →