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 →

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 →

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 →