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Scott Bennett was a precious person and musician...

Scott Bennett was a precious person and musician…

Scott Bennett (holding the 12-string guitar in this picture) was one of the most intuitive and creative musicians that I’ve worked with. He played many bass and guitar parts and even some percussion on several of my CD projects. He was kind, gentle and expressive beyond expectation with is music. He didn’t wave his ego […]

What's missing for our elder care is the same thing missing from today's healthcare!

What’s missing for our elder care is the same thing missing from today’s healthcare!

LOVE is the missing link! I’ve thought a lot about why Mother’s residency at Heidi’s hasn’t been a complete success. I researched all of the local homes, visited many, even had Mother in three different homes before settling on Heidi’s. The owner is approachable, agreeable with special needs and even seems to act with love […]

SPANISH music, a passion for a farm girl from Kansas? Who knew? Here’s an example…

Here’s one of the Spanish songs I just finished recording, Caballo Viejo There are ultimately THREE projects that I’m presently close to finishing, “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”, the collection of classical originals mixed between my versions of several traditional Spanish romantic songs that I sing on, and my originals that I sing and have […]

Love while you can. Precious moments with Mom, Dena Kleinsorge

This Sunday morning I thank God for the multitude of blessings he has afforded me. Last night as I tucked Mother into bed, we did the normal routine, teeth out, hearing aids off, bathe all the special spots, “fancy pants”(depends) on, commode next to the bed. I heated two rice packs and put one on […]

Recording at Raven Recording for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” is FINISHED!! YAY

Recording at Raven Recording for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” is FINISHED!! YAY

After my visit with visit at the University of Wisconsin with Javier Calderon, I knew that it was necessary to record the collection of pieces for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”. This collection was written and transcribed in memory of my dear friend, James Smith, long time professor and head of the guitar department […]

A Sample of the manuscript for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” audio with tabs and notation...

A Sample of the manuscript for “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” audio with tabs and notation…

Here’s an example of one of the pieces that will ultimately be included in the “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart” collection. I’ve decided to include tablature as well as simple notation to make my songs approachable to many types of players. Each piece has a title page that includes a picture of James and […]

Dena Kleinsorge is living at home most of the time, now...

Dena Kleinsorge is living at home most of the time, now…

Mom has stayed at home 6 out of the last 8 nights and she is doing very well. I need prayers to be sure I make the best decisions for my entire family and that we creatively find ways to take care of Grandma while still taking care of ourselves and our passions. Mom loves […]

Javier Calderon at the University of Wisconsin was Kind and Encouraging

Javier Calderon at the University of Wisconsin was Kind and Encouraging

My musical and personal life has been so full that I haven’t found the chance to fill you in. I’ll try to catch you up over the next week or so. Thank you for reading and listening. First my project, “Reluctant Farewell to a Dear Heart”. It’s nearly in for a landing. 3 weeks ago, […]

Vaginal and Urinary Infections Can Cause Hallucinations

If you are someone who is caring for an older person who doesn’t easily care for themselves, I can’t stress enough how important bladder and vaginal infections are to the health of the brain.  Even a mild vaginal yeast infection can cause all sorts of craziness.  There may be little symptoms or indications of these […]

Bill and Kay Kleinsorge came to visit Dena

Bill and Kay Kleinsorge came to visit Dena

Mom was over-joyed thinking about Bill and Kay coming to visit.  There wasn’t any special event to attend or to fuss over, just good times with family.  Visits by people mother has always loved made the weekend nice.  Mom’s been fighting some infections that have made her less of herself.  But, other than that, it […]