On Appropriate F*#ks

I was on a dark airplane, finally taxiing toward takeoff and Birmingham after nine hours of a layover in Detroit that wasn’t supposed to be. In a perfect world, I was scheduled to be home by 3:10pm, in plenty of time to walk Marley and settle into being back home with Dan. In my not-so-perfect … More On Appropriate F*#ks

The Journey Home

Diane showing relief as we finished our part of the editing for the CD. Whew!I have spent a good part of May in Lincoln, Nebraska, with my best friend, rehearsing and then recording our first Amicitia Duo CD, Play Pretty, that will be released in the fall by Potenza Music, with all of the music … More The Journey Home

On BFFs and WTFs

I am back in Lincoln for the week after spending much of last week here with my BFF, rehearsing for our Amicitia Duo CD project that begins today, Play Pretty, named in honor of Diane’s sweet mother who passed away last year, as well as for the first movement of a piece written for us … More On BFFs and WTFs

Reflections

A dear friend from North Carolina paid us a surprise visit for a couple of days. This woman is a mother figure to us, a sweet and gentle soul who has been there for me through my darkest days. I tell her that she saved my life, and I mean it with all sincerity. It … More Reflections

Three Things

Yesterday was one of those really tough days that we all have at some point or another. It wasn’t all bad by any stretch of the imagination, but it had enough challenge and emotionally prickly stuff to bring me to my knees by the end of the day, completely tapped out. A rare thing for … More Three Things

On Super Novas, Achy Hearts, and Date Nights

 Happy memories: Coops loved rides in the convertible… I woke up with a heavy heart, wiggling my toes, feeling so strange without the familiar weight on my feet, the absence of that soft tongue licking my toes, the thumping tail when it was clear that the humans were awake.  (Breakfast!!) It’s hard to believe still that … More On Super Novas, Achy Hearts, and Date Nights