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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7840 on: May 23, 2019, 06:05:05 AM »
Hallelujah! An Avid tech called, and remoted in, and now (after more than a week) I can use Sibelius again.

How about your left arm, Karl? Functional again, or not yet? And --- can you walk normally? Sorry if you already posted about these important issues, I might have missed them.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7841 on: May 23, 2019, 06:16:36 AM »
How about your left arm, Karl? Functional again, or not yet? And --- can you walk normally? Sorry if you already posted about these important issues, I might have missed them.

Thanks for asking! My gait and balance were both fairly solid at the time of release from the rehab facility, so I have resumed my regular exercise of walking around the pond, about a 50-minute walk.

The left arm and hand remain the grand work-in-progress, I still have difficulty dissociating the middle and ring fingers, especially. The arm's range of motion is still limited (I cannot yet bring my left hand over my head. And it is still quite weak.
Improvement is still slow, but noticeable.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7842 on: May 23, 2019, 06:23:38 AM »
Thanks for asking! My gait and balance were both fairly solid at the time of release from the rehab facility, so I have resumed my regular exercise of walking around the pond, about a 50-minute walk.

Excellent!

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The left arm and hand remain the grand work-in-progress, I still have difficulty dissociating the middle and ring fingers, especially. The arm's range of motion is still limited (I cannot yet bring my left hand over my head. And it is still quite weak.
Improvement is still slow, but noticeable.

Very good!

I wish you the speediest possible recovery --- and knowing your strength, I'm sure it'll come one day!

God bless you, Karl!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7843 on: May 23, 2019, 08:53:15 AM »
Thank you!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7844 on: May 23, 2019, 06:05:11 PM »
A curiosity of the calendar: I posted this the day before my stroke.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pM0JnwUcJFY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pM0JnwUcJFY</a>
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7845 on: May 24, 2019, 04:53:02 AM »
Thanks for asking! My gait and balance were both fairly solid at the time of release from the rehab facility, so I have resumed my regular exercise of walking around the pond, about a 50-minute walk.

The left arm and hand remain the grand work-in-progress, I still have difficulty dissociating the middle and ring fingers, especially. The arm's range of motion is still limited (I cannot yet bring my left hand over my head. And it is still quite weak.
Improvement is still slow, but noticeable.

This is great to read, Karl. Again, I’m so very sorry all of this happened to you as I couldn’t imagine something like this happening to someone who is as thoughtful and kind as you have been to me (and others). I hope you continue to improve. Perhaps one day we’ll finally get to meet each other. I must warn you, I’m a bigger idiot in person. :D
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7846 on: May 24, 2019, 07:22:23 AM »
A curiosity of the calendar: I posted this the day before my stroke.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pM0JnwUcJFY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pM0JnwUcJFY</a>

Yes, I remember that post Karl.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7847 on: May 24, 2019, 11:55:38 AM »
This is great to read, Karl. Again, I’m so very sorry all of this happened to you as I couldn’t imagine something like this happening to someone who is as thoughtful and kind as you have been to me (and others). I hope you continue to improve. Perhaps one day we’ll finally get to meet each other. I must warn you, I’m a bigger idiot in person. :D

Thanks fo for the kind thoughts!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7848 on: May 24, 2019, 11:55:59 AM »
Yes, I remember that post Karl.

Thanks.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7849 on: May 25, 2019, 03:01:31 AM »
A curiosity of the calendar: I posted this the day before my stroke.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/pM0JnwUcJFY" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/pM0JnwUcJFY</a>

A melancholy anniversary, but we are glad to know that things have improved and are improving!

One of my favorites...

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7850 on: May 26, 2019, 09:55:12 PM »
Thanks for asking! My gait and balance were both fairly solid at the time of release from the rehab facility, so I have resumed my regular exercise of walking around the pond, about a 50-minute walk.

The left arm and hand remain the grand work-in-progress, I still have difficulty dissociating the middle and ring fingers, especially. The arm's range of motion is still limited (I cannot yet bring my left hand over my head. And it is still quite weak.
Improvement is still slow, but noticeable.

That's a worthwhile walk indeed, the sort of distance and effort that I'd consider of value as part of my own pursuits. It'll be serving you well in the short and long term. Good stuff.

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7851 on: May 27, 2019, 11:04:46 AM »
Cheers, Nik!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7852 on: May 31, 2019, 01:08:32 PM »
I am thinking about Mistaken for the Sacred, which I originally intended as a wooden percussion solo for Olivia Kieffer
 accompanied by fixed media, and for which I wound up composing wind parts, in which form we have performed the piece twice.

After the reasonable success of this alternate version, I meant to compose out a solo for Liv, but other tasks distracted me.
Somehow it is today that I am considering this article of unfinished business.  I began to wonder if the "solution" is to allow the percussionist free improvisatory rein; and I put this question to Liv (or is this a cop-out on my part?)
And altough she is capable of just improvising (and cooperative so to do, if that be my wish), her suggestion was that even some kind of structure/guidance would be a valuable springboard, so shall I soon act upon this capital suggestion.

Here is the shot I've given it;  I have sent to Olivia and await her input.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7853 on: June 02, 2019, 10:38:40 AM »
That's a worthwhile walk indeed, the sort of distance and effort that I'd consider of value as part of my own pursuits. It'll be serving you well in the short and long term. Good stuff.
I agree with Nik Karl.
As Churchill wrote (in messages to FDR I think):
 'KBO'(keep buggering on)
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7854 on: June 05, 2019, 04:31:04 PM »
Here is the shot I've given it;  I have sent to Olivia and await her input.

Liv is in!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7855 on: June 06, 2019, 04:56:09 PM »
Good therapy session today. First time with a biofeedback gizmo. Working to relax the left shoulder.

Nothing dramatic to report. Slow progress with the arm and the hand.
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« Reply #7856 on: June 06, 2019, 05:14:22 PM »
Good therapy session today. First time with a biofeedback gizmo. Working to relax the left shoulder.

Nothing dramatic to report. Slow progress with the arm and the hand.

Hi Karl - progress is good news!  Hope for more improvement - Dave :)

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7857 on: June 06, 2019, 06:08:03 PM »
Cheers, Dave!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7858 on: June 08, 2019, 07:21:14 AM »
Good therapy session today. First time with a biofeedback gizmo. Working to relax the left shoulder.

Nothing dramatic to report. Slow progress with the arm and the hand.

Progress is progress Karl, no matter how slow, and is therefore going in the right direction. That is the positive here for you. Continued success to you.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #7859 on: June 08, 2019, 08:29:21 AM »
Progress is progress Karl, no matter how slow, and is therefore going in the right direction. That is the positive here for you. Continued success to you.

Thanks! I'm very glad that there is progress; and they told me I'd need to be patient with myself. Spirits remain good!
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