The little valley where my brother and I grew up together is not green today. It is white and getting whiter, but when I think of it, this is how I remember it.

Wenatchee SpringRifftides will be largely inactive for a while. I don’t know how long. I will be spending time with Dave as he goes through a difficult period. I thank the readers who have expressed concern.

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  1. Charlton Price says

    It seems that for most of us, some years, this season is, both the best of times and the worst of times.

    I’m playing Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ , Getz-Correa’s Con Alma and Sweet Rain, Richard Strauss’ woodwinds chamber pieces, Alan Hovhaness, Sibelius’ The Swan of Tuonela, Bill Evans and Jack Reilly piano…and Vaughan-Williams Oboe Concerto.

  2. Mike Harris says

    Bless you, Doug, for helping take care of your brother. I broke my hip a month ago, and don’t know how I could have managed without the selfless care that my wife has given me. Hope that things go alright for you and your brother.

  3. says

    I’m sure we all wish everyone the blessing of good outcomes, at any time. You started with one looking at that valley and comparing it with my own dark satanic mills in North West England.

  4. Frances says

    When I saw on line your commentary about the death of Dave Brubeck, I could hear your voice, which I recall from your time in New Orleans. My family and I were fans of you, and extend congratulations for your many accomnplishments and awards. And now I’ve signed up for your Rifftides. Thank you, and all best wishes for 2013!

    • Doug Ramsey says

      Five years in New Orleans the first time, three years the second; highlights of my life, which the city and my experiences there enriched forever. Thank you, Frances.